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Champion 4 Max 2-piece 1.28 GPF Single Flush High Efficiency Round Front Toilet in White

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Meet the Champion 4 MAX Round Front toilet, the undisputed leader in high performance toilets. With the industry's widest 2-3/8 in. trap way and 4 in. flush valve, it virtually eliminated clogged toilets for homeowners and call backs for plumbers. The Champion 4 will move a mass 70% larger than the industry standard. It achieves the highest bulk removal rating of 1,000 grams and will even flush a bucket of golf balls. Which means you can flush with confidence.

  • 2-piece design features a separate tank and bowl
  • Round front bowl for fit in smaller bathrooms
  • WaterSense certified high-efficiency design uses 1.28 GPF for significant water savings
  • Constructed with durable vitreous china for cleaner, long-lasting use
  • Champion 4 flushing system features 4 in. piston action accelerator flush valve
  • Includes tank, bowl, trip-lever, seat with cover, speed connect tank-to-bowl coupling kit, bolt caps and wax ring
  • EverClean surface inhibits the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria, mold, and mildew
  • 16.5 in. bowl height
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How can we stop the leak from one of the bolt areas of the tank?

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Patti
Alabaster, al
March 7, 2013
We just recently installed a champion 4 max toilet and have a leak coming from one side if the tank. It appears to be coming from the bolt, but it could be I guess coming from somewhere else and running down the bolt making it appear that the leak is where bolt is. The bolt is tight as can be so we are trying to figure out what is the best course of action that we should do to try to stop this leak without total removal and return of the product.
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sunnyvale, ca
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October 22, 2014
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As others have said, make sure the leak isn't coming from the blue flapper ring, which appears to be a common problem with this toilet.
I bought a new ring, but still didn't fix the problem. Then, sandwiched the old and new rings together before re-installing. And like magic, leak stopped.
So my suggestion is order a new ring, and use the old and new together. It's about a 10-minute job.
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Pittsburgh, Pa
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March 22, 2014
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I had the same problem with the same toilet. Unfortunately the new gasket won't fix it. The problem is that the porcelain inside the tank where the flush valve gasket seats is poorly finished and mine had a large lump in it. Note that I had already exchanged the first one and found the same problem on the second. I removed the flush valve (you will need a special plastic wrench for this which American Read More
I had the same problem with the same toilet. Unfortunately the new gasket won't fix it. The problem is that the porcelain inside the tank where the flush valve gasket seats is poorly finished and mine had a large lump in it. Note that I had already exchanged the first one and found the same problem on the second. I removed the flush valve (you will need a special plastic wrench for this which American Standard will gladly send you along with a new flush valve if you tell them this is the source of the leak.) located the raised area and gently ground it down with a dremel. You could probably use a tile stone, file or something similar. Wear a mask.....porcelain dust can't be good to breath in. Basically just clean up the area where the flush valve seats and make sure there are no large variations around the area. Put it all back together (you should not need any type of silicone) and you should be leak free. I suspect there are a large lot of these toilets with the same issue. But otherwise it's a great toilet. Hope this works for you. Read Less
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Syracuse, NY, USA
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December 5, 2013
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Your leak is very likely not from the tank bolts. It's probably coming from the rubber gasket between the tank and the bottom part of the toilet. The leaking water is probably running along the bottom of the tank to where the bolts are and that's where you're noticing it. Drain the tank and remove it. Then make sure the gasket is on correctly.
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Arizona
May 5, 2013
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Try this plumber's trick, buy an extra tank bolt kit and double nut and double gasket the tank. That is, the tank bolt with a flat rubber gasket through the bottom of tank and then a second flat rubber gasket with a metal washer and nut. This will sandwich the bottom tank doubling the sealing. Then use a third gasket with metal washer and nut for bolting to the bowl. Also, used a large pliers to remove Read More
Try this plumber's trick, buy an extra tank bolt kit and double nut and double gasket the tank. That is, the tank bolt with a flat rubber gasket through the bottom of tank and then a second flat rubber gasket with a metal washer and nut. This will sandwich the bottom tank doubling the sealing. Then use a third gasket with metal washer and nut for bolting to the bowl. Also, used a large pliers to remove the 4 inch nut from the flush valve. Cleaned all the nylon galling from the threads and then add some lube like plumbers grease or vaseline to the threads and tighten the nut by hand while pushing down on the flush valve body. This should fix any tank leak. Read Less
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Richardson, TX, USA
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April 2, 2013
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Might want to try taking the bolt out, and using some silicone seal under the rubber washers.
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Rick
Syracuse
March 9, 2013
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Check to make sure the leak isn't coming from the rubber gasket between the tank and the bowl. If that gasket is not put on correctly, you'll get a leak there and you'll probably think it's coming from the tank bolts.
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Alabaster, AL
March 8, 2013
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Just wanted to give an update to our leaky problem and to thank all that responded to our question. We decided to drain the tank and remove the bolts to make sure the tank position is aligned, and to also switch the bolts and place in the opposite holes to see if the leak occurs on the left side of the tank after the switch, since the bolt on the right was the one with the leak. We re-tighten both bolts Read More
Just wanted to give an update to our leaky problem and to thank all that responded to our question. We decided to drain the tank and remove the bolts to make sure the tank position is aligned, and to also switch the bolts and place in the opposite holes to see if the leak occurs on the left side of the tank after the switch, since the bolt on the right was the one with the leak. We re-tighten both bolts together trying to keep them evenly tightened. Once again the leak has appeared and now is on both sides....it may be more on the left side. We have not yet tried the suggestion of adding the silicon sealant just yet., but I have called American Standard who is sending a new gasket and new bolts to us which should arrive early next week. The guy I spoke to said this will fix it, but we will not be able to use the plastic tools that came with the toilet, it will require regular tools which we have. I too asked if they have been called about this problem before and they have.....which is why they are sending a better gasket and bolts. I guess if you installed and don't have a leak the materials that come with the toilet are fine, but if you have a leak, call American Standard for the other parts they are mailing to us. If these new parts don't fix the problem, then I think we have a crack in the tank.....if that is the case (hope not) then I hope we can just get a new tank and not have to remove the whole toilet......that would be a nightmare. Read Less
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March 8, 2013
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Please contact American Standard Techical Support for assistance regarding you issue.
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March 8, 2013
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Two things to consider:
1. If it's a new installation and the leak is only a slight seepage, it may fix itself in a couple of days after the rubber gaskets under the bolt heads have had time to seat themselves. When I installed mine, that was the case. In a couple of days, the seepage stopped on its own.
2. If it's a more substantial or persistent leak, you may want to drain the tank and loosen both Read More
Two things to consider:
1. If it's a new installation and the leak is only a slight seepage, it may fix itself in a couple of days after the rubber gaskets under the bolt heads have had time to seat themselves. When I installed mine, that was the case. In a couple of days, the seepage stopped on its own.
2. If it's a more substantial or persistent leak, you may want to drain the tank and loosen both bolts. Check the rubber gaskets to be sure there are no cracks or other flaws in the rubber. Then tighten both bolts to the same torque. Sometimes when the bolt on one side is tighter than the bolt on the other side, it will cause one side to leak. Read Less
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March 7, 2013
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Unless there is a hairline (very small) crack in the porcelain of the tank, I believe your assessment of a leak coming from the tank mounting bolt is correct. There is a rubber washer between the head of the bolt and the tank. That washer could have a cut or other defect. As a first step, I would drain the tank, sop up any remaining water in the bottom of the tank, and removed the offending bolt. Let the Read More
Unless there is a hairline (very small) crack in the porcelain of the tank, I believe your assessment of a leak coming from the tank mounting bolt is correct. There is a rubber washer between the head of the bolt and the tank. That washer could have a cut or other defect. As a first step, I would drain the tank, sop up any remaining water in the bottom of the tank, and removed the offending bolt. Let the tank air dry, dry the bolt and washer, and use some silicon sealant (not a latex caulk) to coat the area of the bolt head where it touches the rubber washer, then coat the back of the washer where it will contact the bottom of the tank. Reassemble to the bolt in the bottom of the tank, tighten very carefully, and let the silicon sealant set for an hour or so, then refill the tank. Rather than just removing the leaking bolt, I would also loosen the other tank bolt to relieve the pressure on the big flush valve sealing washer. Then re-tighten both bolts together trying to keep them evenly tightened. I have attached a photo showing the 2 tank mounting bolts and their associated rubber washers Read Less
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will this fit in my very small half bath?

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February 17, 2014
my bathroom is 47 inches wide with 12 inch rough. what is the total distance from the wall to the front of the toilet? the current toilet is a one piece kohler rialto.

will we have enough leg room with this toilet to sit comfortably?
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Davenport, IA
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July 15, 2015
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The spec sheet on American Standard's website has all the measurements. Mine is in a 60" wide bathroom and there is plenty of room in front of the toilet so I imagine it would be fine for your room.
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August 22, 2014
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It's 28 inches from wall to front of bowl for the round unit. There should plenty of legroom at 47 inch depth.
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St. Louis
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July 22, 2014
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Due to the new flush standard, the tank is not as wide as older tanks. I went with this model, because of the round bowl, which gives a little more room in the bathroom.
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March 11, 2014
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My bathroom is 45" wide and I still have 22" to walk past the toilet to get to the shower. Just make sure you don't get the elongated toilet.
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California
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February 23, 2014
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Your bathroom is smaller than mine. Mine is 52" with almost 14" rough. So my toilet tank is 2.5" from wall and leaves just enough room for the door to open and close. The toilet is chair height, so you don't need a lot of leg room because you are sitting higher up.
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Mansfield OH
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February 18, 2014
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Please contact American Standard Brands for assistance.
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Is the flush loud or quiet? Our bedroom is adjacent to the bathroom. Thanks.

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Austin, TX
May 31, 2013
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March 11, 2014
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Quiet, not the explosive sound I have heard on some toilets.
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Norristown PA
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February 11, 2014
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Toilet flush is much more quiet than I've ever encountered before. I can't see it being near a bedroom being a problem.
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January 8, 2014
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THE FLUSH IS NORMAL BUT QUICK! THE FILL IS ALMOST SILENT.
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October 10, 2013
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I think it is pretty quiet.
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July 4, 2013
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Loud but relatively short duration.
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June 1, 2013
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We do not test our toilets for the flushing noise. We can suggest that the larger the flush valve, the more powerful the flush is. This toilet would have our largest flush valve.
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In the last month the toilet has started to do some mini flushes on its own - is this normal or is it something that can be corrected.

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May 6, 2013
We have had the toilet installed since last October and it works fabulously. No complaints other than the cycle flush mentioned in the above question.
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Asheville, NC, USA
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December 17, 2013
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Sounds like the inlet water valve or flapper valve leaks. Or the water level is too high and may expand enough to flow down tube. Then when the water contracts, water comes on and the commode does the mini-flush.
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If there is not at least a little bit of slack in the chain attached to the piston-type flapper, the flapper might not be sealing correctly. That will allow just a tiny bit of water to leak out of the tank, causing the water valve to periodically add water to the tank automatically. These are the "mini flushes" that you're noticing. Adjust the chain to creak a little slack so that the flapper completely Read More
If there is not at least a little bit of slack in the chain attached to the piston-type flapper, the flapper might not be sealing correctly. That will allow just a tiny bit of water to leak out of the tank, causing the water valve to periodically add water to the tank automatically. These are the "mini flushes" that you're noticing. Adjust the chain to creak a little slack so that the flapper completely seals the opening. Read Less
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Am. Std. has not been able to correct the seal leakage problem since it first introduced it and is satisfied to just send you a new seal.
Get a new one each month because to buy at store costly.
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May 8, 2013
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Sounds like the tank is loosing water and the flush valve seal needs to be replaced. You have a 10 year warranty so please contact American Standard Brands for a replacement seal.
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Not quite sure what you mean by a "mini flush". There's really only 2 places for water to leave the tank and enter the bowl on any toilet. (1) is the flush valve. If develops a leak, water will pass into the bowl and eventually the water level in the tank will drop enough to cause the filling system to add water. (2) The water level in the tank may be too high and water is running over the overflow tube. Read More
Not quite sure what you mean by a "mini flush". There's really only 2 places for water to leave the tank and enter the bowl on any toilet. (1) is the flush valve. If develops a leak, water will pass into the bowl and eventually the water level in the tank will drop enough to cause the filling system to add water. (2) The water level in the tank may be too high and water is running over the overflow tube. This could be caused by the level setting on the fill valve or a slow leak in the fill valve due to some debris getting stuck in the valve seat. There isn't much sneaky stuff inside a toilet tank. Read Less
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Look in the tank. Is the water at the top of the overflow tube? If it is you will have to adjust the water level in the tank down a little. Look up the Fluidmaster website for instructions on how. Or ask someone in plumbing at Home Depot. It's easy.
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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 263 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to install. great toilet. Old toilet used a lot of water and clogged up quite often. This new toilet is great. It hasn't clogged once and uses less water. June 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by What a flusher! Previous toilet would require a double flush or you would have to hold the handle for awhile to get even the the smallest quantities to flush. The champion flushes whatever size in a matter of seconds. It definitely does what the videos show. Easy install with no tools required, even the guts in the tank where put together. Instructions could be a little more descriptive for those that have never installed a toilet before. As noted in the instructions, depending on your plumbing configuration in the bathroom or the house, this toilet could suck the water out of the traps of other fixtures so ensure you have the proper ventilation. August 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable, Easy to Clean, High Quality toilet bowl Champion 4 flushing system features a 4 in. piston action accelerator flush valve Performs superior flushing performance Soft-close lid with comfortable elongated bowl for support May 31, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Flushes like a beast, but the water doesn't turn off. Toilet purchased on 3/13/2016. Installed shortly there after. In the beginning of 7/2016, the float doesn't return all the way to the top, and the water continues to run. You either have to "Fonzie" the tank and say, "Ayyyyyyy," or physically lift off the tank lid and lift the float. ಠ_ಠ The EverClean surface is not cleaner than a regular toilet bowl. I would buy a toilet with a standard flushing mechanism. I will avoid toilets with a "float cup" or new and improved plastic p.o.s. systems. Oh, the round bowl shape definitely fits in small spaces, but is awkward for tall people. The elongated oval shape is better. August 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tank cracked after 6 weeks Tank cracked after six weeks. No one knows why. I wasn't there whenever it happened. No signs of chipping or other damage. Just a crack from the top of the tank two-thirds of the way down the front. Very difficult to see the crack. Didn't see it until I noticed the floor was wet all the time. Replacement tank was almost as much as a complete toilet and not in stock. I was in a rush so I bought a complete toilet to replace the tank. Hoping this was an isolated failure. August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great improvement when it comes to toilets! I bought 2 of these toilets as replacements for our 30 year old home. I love them. Clean, sleek and more efficient than the old ones. I also love the added 2" height. You won't believe what a difference the added height makes, especially for tall or older people. Love this toilet. August 17, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by The flush This toilet was easy to install. The flushing mechanism need some adjusting and it just doesn't seem to flush as advertised. August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Champion 4 Max 2-Piece toilet I"m a nearly 50 year old woman who has never installed a toilet. I was able to install it easily after uninstalling the old toilet. It is HEAVY for one person, but doable. It went in quickly and easily. The hardest part of the install was the toilet seat. Plus, it flushes really quickly. It is like a trap door opens and swish. I can't wait to see how much water I save. I want one for my other bathroom now. It really is a great toilet. I did a lot of research and thought about a dual flush, but this was our best choice and I am happy with the purchase. July 26, 2016
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