View Full Version : Flushmate delay and humming noise

01-10-2005, 06:51 PM
I have a 2 year old Sloan Flushmate and have not had any problems with it until now. Lately when i flush it, I have to hold down the handle longer than normal is it makes a loud whining noise, sometimes deep humming noise, then finally flushes. It does this just about every time now. Any ideas on fixing this? Thanks!

01-10-2005, 07:23 PM
Having to hold the handle down is usually a sign that the "air bubble" in the tank is gone so you are flushing only with the incoming water pressure and volume which is not enough to give a proper flush. The humming is the sound of the water flowing to perform the flush. Normally it would be refilling the tank pressure unit.

01-10-2005, 10:32 PM
how can i make the "air bubble" in the tank back to normal?

01-11-2005, 05:24 AM
It depends on the toilet, but usually you remove the Flushmate actuator and allow all the water to drain out of the tank, then replace the unit.

01-11-2005, 06:36 AM
I called sloan and they are sending out a new actuator for free...sounds like thats what the problem is...thanks for the help!