Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 45
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by UlimateFixer "Cost reduced from 5 years ago.
Float height adjustment has been drastically cost reduced from the old one (@ 5/6 years old). This change limits the amount of adjustment considerably. The mounting height can be used to compensate to some degree. Still, the thing is working well, installed ok, and the price was reasonable. Can't vouch for longevity, but for now it's working well.
March 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Happycustomer easy to install
We installed it not long ago. It is easy to install. It works well.
April 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AnObservantDIYer Fluidmaster 400 lsc leak sentry WORKS!
The device was easy to install. It works like a charm.
Even if I didn't think so at first!
I made the same observation as previous reviewers: the tank was empty and the toiled "didn't" flush. Yet I concluded differently.
The (my) unit works perfectly well. As advertised, the unit DOES "prevent the refill of a leaky tank."
While I was puzzled at first and did think the unit was faulty, I removed the tank top and looked inside. The tank was empty! And that was clearly no fault of the Fluidmaster400 lsc; the unit did perfectly well to "prevent..." I took a look at the flapper and, after 6 years, it was pretty crusty; a perfect setup for water in the tank to seep through.
An early, rough, observation had my tank emptying in about 4 hours. That is 6 "emptyings" a day at a gallon (4 L) per! Six gallons (24 L) per day. 365. Wow.
I cleaned the flapper and the rate slowed to about 6 hours per emptying. Down to 4 gallons (16 L) per day of wasted water.
In that toilet alone!
Clearly, it is the seal with the flapper that is the problem.
This weekend, my pet project will be...
I hope this helps.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by a2b2n Tremendous Value
Some years back, a basement toilet flapper valve leaked over 75,000 gallons of water before it was discovered. We have high mineral content water and the minerals crusted on the flapper valve. I installed the Leak Sentry fill valve (and new flapper valves.) I hadn't paid attention to that bathroom for several years, as it is remotely located. The other day I was down there again and flushed the toilet. Thank goodness the leak sentry had prevented the toilet from running, as the tank was bone dry. Again, the flapper valve had been encrusted by minerals and was leaky.
All of my toilets in my rental houses have these valves and it saves money and water.
February 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DocAudio Valve won't shut off.
The unit was fairly easy to install, but the plastic chain took a bit time to get hooked to the right spot on the lever arm. However, after a week of light use, it whistles and is leaking (water going down the overflow tube). I had just replaced a similar unit (only a month old) after doing a bathroom remodel and thought the valve seals had maybe dried out from sitting in a hot garage as it leaked too.
I guessing it's debris in the water line, but I certainly can't clear it out, or take the valve apart (it looks like it would just break trying to work on it.) I would like to buy something more robust (maybe less plastic parts?)
October 14, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Landlord Leak Sentry is a failed design, read all the reviews before wasting you time.
As you may or may have not noticed, but all the complaints about the Leak Sentry and the fill value not even allowing the valve to fill the tank is true. One flush, then boom, the anti-leak sensor kicks in and stops the valve from filling. Have to release the sensor to begin the fill. What a pain in the behind. Some have suggested to remove the sensor, but that's besides the point. It is a poorly designed valve, and I would much rather still have my old school ball floater valve which lasted over 10 years. Technology is making what used to be a simple concept a major flaw. Give me my ball floater valves back again.
August 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mrfloorme quick and easy and works like a charm.
A quick and easy way to fix a leaky toilet,I was really impressed with it and the price was right.
August 5, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by WeedWhackerDood Worked for 2 years, then won't allow tank to refill.
I have a new house (2008), with 5 toilets in my house, about 2 years ago (2012/2013), we had high water bills so I changed out all of the factory toilet fill systems with the Fluidmaster 400LS. Immediately we noticed an improvement in our water bill and performance on refills.
Now, 3 of the 5, the ones used the most, won't refill. These have been working fine, nothing has changed in the system or usage. I have re-adjusted the chain from the original position and I cannot solve the issue. I left it loose, i left it tight, to the point you could hardly move the handle and all positions in between (2-3 links in the plastic chain), and it is very difficult to move the handle far enough to get it to flush or it short flushes.
This item has a 5-year warranty for performance, but who can find a receipt after a few years? Going back to buy 3 from Home Depot, will bring back the defective ones on that receipt, what else can I do? I have spent more than 3 hours total over the past 2 weeks trying of work this issue out.
July 5, 2015