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Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Brent A little questionable
The quality of this valve is questionable. The parts seem like cheap plastic. It works but it's rather noisy and I wonder how long it will last, so the next time I have a real plumber over to my house, I'll probably have him install a better replacement. But for now it works, and I needed a short term solution.
The instructions are a problem, especially concerning the J tube. Since the J tube is not part of a normal toilet, the instructions need to be more explicit in saying what it's for, why its length matters, and that it's supposed to lay flat around the bottom of the tank. So I felt unsure of what I was doing. Changing the J tube's length was difficult because you have to slide it through e very tight elbow sleeve. The J tube's purpose is to spray water in random directions to clean the tank. But that means if you take the lid off when flushing (like when you're adjusting the chain or testing for a bad stopper) it sprays water up at you. It also leaves the lid wet underneath, a problem if you take the lid off. So I just assumed it was defective and tried to get it to stop spraying by twisting it, without much success. It was only upon looking at the other reviews online that I realized this is a feature, not a defect. The instructions should say so! It's shown on the back of the box, but I didn't read the box in detail.
The J tube also makes a lot of noise for the first 10 seconds after you flush. All that spraying isn't quiet.
The height of the overall valve can be adjusted by sliding one tube through the other, but the tubes didn't want to budge at first because you have to carefully line up the slots in one tube with the ridges in the other (not hard once you figure it out but it took me a couple minutes to figure it out). The float lock is nice but I wonder if it could accidentally get stuck in the locked position (probably not).
It's totally unclear what sort of alarm the valve gives off if the toilet is leaking.
August 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TD Works perfectly
Bought this to replace a Korky Platinum that leaked immediately on installation.
The Hydroclean looks like a slightly modified Fluidmaster. It works perfectly.
July 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DIYNovice Never again
I bought two of these two years ago because I liked the water saving idea. A year later I had to pay out big bucks to have someone clean out the drain line as the water pressure wasn't able to move tp through the line Now we have to use the full flush every time. No water saving. Ok. Now the water runs periodically for several seconds in both toilets during the course of the day for no reason...This product is junk and doesn't provide any water saving at all. Save yourself the agony and go with another option
May 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MrCat Easy to install but it should be considering you will be doing it again
I liked the ease of installation. I also liked the great job it does at keeping the toilet bowl clean and free of buildup. The design is great but the pieces are cheap. I had the same issue with the valve failing and my tank constantly flowing. I bought and installed it only a month and a half ago and it already went bad. This is the service toilet and it is used maybe twice a day. Very poor quality parts. But then again for less then 10 bucks what do you expect ?
October 19, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by cyberkdet Cleaning the fill valve
I've had problems this valve twice, and replaced it once. The first time the fill valve stuck off (after several months of use), and had to be jiggled to fill the tank. After a similar period, the replacement had the same issue. Per the above instructions, I was able to remove and clean the valve, but the design is flawed. The problem wasn't with corrosion, the rubber valve got slimy, which caused it to stick against the plastic valve body and not allow the valve to open and allow water to fill the tank. Removing and washing the slime off the rubber valve was a successful fix, but it will happen again. Seeing the construction of the valve, which is fairly flimsy, I'm not sure how many times I will be able to remove and clean before the valve won't work. The product
works well for a while...
May 1, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Beeej Short Life - No Replacement parts
Mine started to leak after two years. Replacement parts are not available. Don't waste your money. I will not purchase another one as a replacement
April 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Richie Valve failure creates serious flood risk
When the rubber seal at the top of the fill valve fails, the valve shutoff fails, and the tank continues filling non-stop. There is no redundant valve shutoff. If the overflow tube can't handle the constant water flow the toilet tank will spill over and flood the bathroom.
April 8, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by me Poor float valve shut off design
Shut off valve uses a thin metal pin to push a rubber stopper to stop water flow. Over time, pin punctures rubber stopper and valve no longer works. I have had two. Both lasted about a year.
March 12, 2016