Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 53
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bdtee Not worth it
Bought three Kohler Wellworth toilets to replace all the toilets in my house. One for a bathroom reno, one that was always plugging and the other was leaking. All three Wellworth toilets have a big problem with plugging. If they plug you cannot find a plunger to plunge the toilet. The opening is too big and not round enough for a plunger to create a seal. I would not recommend this product as it is the worst toilet available. I am very dissatisfied and frustrated with this toilet. Waste of money.
January 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by baloozy Works great
So a few things. Many reviewers have complained about the toilet-tank seal. They are doing it wrong.
You must tighten them a lot. I mean A LOT. I had one professionally installed so I had a baseline to work from.
The three plastic bolts in the tank MUST BE FLUSH with the bottom of the tank. That's when you know that you've tightened enough. You will have about 1/8" between the tank and toilet - yes, you squish the seal immensely - that's the point! You will think that you're going to break something but trust me, you will be fine.
I also have no idea why people are having problems making it level. That part is extremely straightforward.
May 28, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by kevind nice toilet, but.
As mentioned by others here, the seal between the tank and the toilet seems to be the main problem.
I had no problems installing the bowl to the floor, but installing the tank to the bowl and getting it level and sealed is a huge pain in the butt.
I have not installed many toilets over my lifetime, but all were 2 bolt tank to bowl systems that worked perfectly and installed easily.
Kohlers 3 bolt system just turns what should be a simple job into rocket science.
However, once i did get the thing working as it should, it flushes really well, and although not a dual flush in the sense that it has 2 separate buttons, it does do a small flush with just a quick press and release of the handle, or a bigger flush if you hold the handle for an extra second or 2.
Quick summary, i like the finished working product, but the install is more difficult than it should be.
September 3, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BadFireHazard Not too impressed with this "very nice" toilet.
The seal between the bowl and the tank is a massive design flaw.
Sure it was easy to install, but to get the tank level and sealed properly was the tricky part.
I check on the "seal" every few days. To make sure it is not dripping.
No more Kohler for this guy.
March 13, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Renonation Not easy to install the first time
As another reviewer mentioned, the toilet tank's "patent pending" seal require's babying and definitely undertightening as opposed to tightening with a wrench as their instructions depict. The rubber seal is a one-piece that seals the tank-to-bowl connection and the three (as opposed to 2 on most other brands) tank anchoring bolts. As soon as you start to seat the rubber seal by tightening one of the anchor bolts the seal distorts. After installing multiple American Standard toilets I simple tightened the Kohler tank snugly, turned on the water and it was like the second flood! Water running out of the bottom of the tank so profusely that I thought the tank surely must have a hole.
I had to take the tank off, wipe it dry and start over, very gingerly hand tightening the bolts. The seal is still distorted a bit and I'm nervous that one night it will spring a leak and damage our house.
Part of the issue is the tank hole ring part seems to be too big to really fit snugly into the bowl hole. Bad design! Hope they don't get that Patent because I sure don't want to have to deal with that on ALL their toilets!!!
This is also a fairly low toilet. Definitely not "comfort height". Good if you have younger children - which we do.
August 4, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by gt63 "Do not over Tighten"
The tank mounts with three bolts instead of the normal two. There are no torque ratings for these bolts, the instructions only state "do not over tighten". I mounted the the tank with equal counted turns on each bolts, alternating each bolt after 2-3 turns each till they seemed snug but not "over tightened". Everything looked good, solid mount, no rocking, time to turn on water. Before I could turn on the water supply there was a loud snap sound from the tank. Turns out I apparently "over tightened" the tank bolts and broke the rear bolt flange off the bowl section which turned my new toilet into $217.00 worth of junk. If you purchase this toilet, please try to find torque setting for the tank bolts before installing. I have repaired and installed auto and home products for 40 years and know how to not "over tighten" a bolt, please beware!
January 11, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by SubaruLou Interior finish didn't last
Toilet was east to install, works well but the interior finish has been diminished over the past 5 years. We do not use cleaners or metal snakes for clogs so was disappointed that the white coating has worn away or chipped off near the spot where main water comes out when flushed. Warranty is shorter than I would have thought for the finish.
March 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JustMe Extremely good choice
Our old, quite expensive Kohler started to leak. We needed a new toilet immediately and it needed to be a relatively short toilet back to front. Made a quick run to home depot - with our plumber and chose this, mainly for size and slightly nicer styling than the only other choice.
It empties better, cleaner and faster, than any toilet we've ever had. It seems to use suction first followed by water rinse, and obviously uses far less water than any other we've ever used anywhere.
We didn't have to install it ourselves, so I can't speak to ease of installation but to say that our plumber had it in in no time at all.
I only wish it had been available in a creamy-tan color to match our tub. But it's pretty hidden, so I really have no complaints of any merit.
July 21, 2013