(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Gerber Ultra Flush 21-302 - Flushing Problems

  1. #1
    DIY Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    2

    Default Gerber Ultra Flush 21-302 - Flushing Problems

    I have a Gerber Ultra Flush (#21-302) that is ~12 years old. It is beginning to show symptoms of a flushing problem. Oftentimes, the first flush makes a lot of noise and moves a little water, but is not sufficient to do the job. A second flush is required after letting the system recharge. It appears that this happens most often after a long layover between flushes, as if it is "losing its charge". If the toilet is used once and then used again after a few minutes, this problem does not occur (i.e., only 1 flush is needed).

    Questions: (a) How long should I expect this type of toilet to last? (b) Is it possible to guess what might be the problem? Any suggestions on how to further diagnose? (c) Can I perform the fix myself?

    Thanks,
    Scott

  2. #2
    Forum Admin, Expert Plumber Terry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Bothell, Washington
    Posts
    14,201
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    The Gerber uses a Flushmate pressure tank.

    You can find the online manual here

    www.flushmate.com

  3. #3
    DIY Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Thank you. Any gut feel for what is wrong?

    By the way, you look like James Roday from the TV show "Psych".

    Scott
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  4. #4
    DIY Member elgato's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    43

    Default

    What ever happened here?

    I have the same problem. I have replaced the cartridge and cleaned the vent valve.

  5. #5
    DIY Senior Member Jeff1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    So Cal
    Posts
    102

    Default

    I had the same problem. My fix was to get a new toilet.

  6. #6

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by elgato View Post
    What ever happened here?

    I have the same problem. I have replaced the cartridge and cleaned the vent valve.
    Could be air-draw/retention related to the upper supply group or, depending on the age and model number/serial number a potential reliability issue. You can check the serial number against a ten year old product advisory at http://www.flushmate.com/ProductAdvi...isory.asp?id=2.

    If the serial number doesn't indicate a potential problem, Flushmate tech support can help you pinpoint the most likely cause. You can call the number on the tank (east coast business hours) or send an email through the Web site.

    Hope this helps.

Similar Threads

  1. How good: Gerber Ultra Flush?
    By jc55 in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-16-2011, 08:43 AM
  2. Problems with Gerber Ultra Dual Flush
    By yam in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-23-2007, 12:34 PM
  3. Toto Drake (or?) vs. Gerber Ultra-Flush
    By TMBRO in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-27-2006, 08:48 AM
  4. Gerber Ultra Flush
    By jeffrshaw in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-04-2006, 05:52 AM
  5. Where to find a Gerber Ultra Flush in NYC
    By mandz2 in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-29-2005, 07:34 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •