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Owner’s Service Manual
503 and 504 Series
FLUSHMATE
FLUSHOMETER - TANK
SYSTEM
503
504
FLUSHMATE®
A Division of Sloan Valve Company
30075 Research Drive • New Hudson, MI 48165
800-533-3460 • 248-446-5300
http://www.flushmate.com
®
FLUSHMATE ® 503 and 504 SERIES _____________________________________________
FLUSHMATE 503
Function: Less than 1.6 gpf/6.0 Lpf
Installation Requirements: min. 20 psi
static water pressure*
FLUSHMATE 504
Function: Less than 1.0 gpf/3.8 Lpf
Installation Requirements: min. 25 psi
static water pressure*
*max. 125 psi
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(H)
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(B)
(C)
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(I)
(E)
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(G)
FLUSHMATE
A Division of Sloan Valve Company
®
Manufactured under one or more of the following U.S.
patents: 3,817,279; 3,817,286; 3,817,489; 3,820,171;
3,820,754; 4,233,698; 5,802,628; 5,857,224; 6,029,287
and 6,029,288. Also covered by various foreign patents
(country and number available upon request) and other
patents pending.
(D)
List of Components for
503 and 504 Series:
1. Lower Supply Group w/Hose
BL100504-3
(A) Supply Shank
(B) Pressure Regulator w/Back Check
(C) Relief Valve
2. Upper Supply Group BU100505
(D) Air Inducer
(E) Vacuum Breaker
3. Flush Valve Cartridge Assembly
C-100500
(F) Actuator w/setscrew
4. FLUSHMATE Tank
(G) Discharge Extension w/Drain
(H) Name Plate w/Serial Number
(I) Flush Rod
The Sloan FLUSHMATE® Flushometer - Tank System provides the highest
performance capability available today in the ULF (Ultra-Low Fixture)
category. That means the Series 503 consumes less than 1.6 gallons (6
liters) of water per flush and the Series 504 consumes less than 1.0 (3.8
liters) of water per flush. This remarkable performance is achieved by using
compressed air inside the tank, which creates a turbo-charged flushing
action for effective bowl cleaning. Compared to other types of low
consumption water closets, FLUSHMATE offers many distinct advantages.
Outstanding FLUSHMATE ® Features:
• Positive Bowl Extraction (No Double Flushing)
• Stronger Flushing Action Improves Drainline
Carry & Leaves Bowl Cleaner
• Large Water Spot for Reduced Housekeeping
• 503 uses less than 1.6 gallons per flush –
504 uses less than 1.0 gallon per flush
• Larger Trapway to Eliminate Stoppages
• No Water Leakage Between Flushes
• Non-Sweating Tank Enclosure
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PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO MAKE ANY ADJUSTMENTS OR REPAIRS.
WARNING:
• When replacing components on the FLUSHMATE® Flushometer-Tank System, make certain that the
water supply valve is turned off and the toilet has been flushed to relieve pressure in the
FLUSHMATE® tank.
• USE OF PETROLEUM-BASED LUBRICANTS OR CORROSIVE CLEANING PRODUCTS CONTAINING
CHLORINE, SUCH AS HOUSEHOLD BLEACH, DROP-IN BLOCKS OR TABLETS, OR DISINFECTANTS,
THAT ARE APPLIED INSIDE THE CHINA HOLDING TANK WILL VOID YOUR FLUSHMATE® WARRANTY.
• FLUSHMATE® Flushometer-Tank Systems are designed to be used with a cold water supply only and
use of a tempered or hot water supply will void your warranty.
TROUBLESHOOTING ___________________________________________
Condition: Water runs and will not shut off
Figure 1
A run-on condition may be caused by insufficient water pressure, an improperly
adjusted Flush-Valve Cartridge, or a clogged inlet-screen. Refer to “Installation
Requirements” for recommended minimum pressure. (See “Points to Remember” for
a simple method to determine whether your water pressure is adequate). If sufficient
water pressure has been verified and the toilet continues to run-on, the following
steps may be required:
1. Make sure the water supply valve is fully open.
Figure 2
Figure 3
Figure 4
2. Check the actuator adjustment. The Flushrod (I) or pushbutton should not
interfere with the actuator. The proper clearance should be approximately 1/16”
when the pushbutton or flush-handle is stationary. On push-button type fixtures,
loosen the set-screw on the actuator (see F on the component list) and rotate the
actuator up (counter clockwise) or down (clockwise) until the proper clearance is
obtained. For flush-handle fixtures, observe the clearance. (See Figure 1) If
necessary, adjust the actuator to allow for proper clearance. When proper
clearance is obtained, tighten the set-screw.
3. Remove, examine, and reinstall the Flush-Valve Cartridge (3).
a. Turn off the water supply valve and flush the toilet to relieve the pressure.
b. Remove the Flush-Valve Cartridge using the handles of a pair of pliers. (See
Figure 2). Turn the Flush-Valve Cartridge counter-clockwise until you can lift it
out of the FLUSHMATE® tank. On flush-handle fixtures, disengage the Flushrod
from the handle-linkage and flip it away from the Flush-Valve Cartridge. It is not
necessary to loosen the retainer clips. (See Figure 3)
c. Examine the exposed O-rings on the Flush-Valve Cartridge for obstruction or
damage. If the O-rings are damaged, the Flush-Valve Cartridge should be
replaced. (See Figure 4)
d. Insert the Flush-Valve Cartridge into the FLUSHMATE® tank and thread it
clockwise into place until one (1) black thread (on the FLUSHMATE® tank) is
showing above the Flush-Valve Cartridge. (See Figure 5) Fully open the water
supply valve and continue to thread the Flush-Valve Cartridge clockwise, 1/4
turn at a time, pausing briefly between each 1/4 turn, until the water stops
running into the toilet bowl and the FLUSHMATE® tank pressurizes.
e. Reinstall Flushrod and handle-linkage.
4. Check Inlet Screen
a. Turn off the water supply valve.
b. Flush the toilet to relieve the pressure.
c. Disconnect the water supply line from the supply-shank (A). (See Figure 6)
Figure 5
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d. Examine the inlet-screen and remove anything that may be blocking the flow of
water into the FLUSHMATE® tank. The inlet-screen can be removed by inserting
a small pointed object (such as a large paperclip or the blade of a pen-knife)
into the lower-supply shank and working the inlet-screen loose. (See Figures
7a, 7b, 7c) The inlet-screen easily snaps back into position by pushing it upward
into the supply-shank with your fingertip. (See Figure 7d)
Figure 6
e. Reattach water supply line and fully open water supply valve.
Condition: Weak, incomplete, sluggish, or no flush
Inadequate water pressure, an improperly adjusted Flush-Valve Cartridge, a clogged
inlet-screen, or insufficient air-draw may cause a weak, sluggish, or no flush
condition.
1. Make sure that the water supply valve is fully open.
Figure 7a
2. Check for proper installation/adjustment of the Flush-Valve Cartridge. (see Step 3,
“Water runs and will not shut off”)
3. Turn off the water supply valve.
4. Flush the toilet to relieve the pressure.
Figure 7b
5. Disconnect the water supply line from the supply-shank (A). (See Figure 6)
a. Examine the inlet-screen and remove anything that may be blocking the flow of
water into the FLUSHMATE® tank. The inlet-screen can be removed by inserting
a pointed object (such as a large paperclip or the blade of a pen-knife) into the
lower-supply shank and working the inlet-screen loose. (See Figures 7a, 7b, 7c)
The inlet-screen easily snaps back into position by pushing it upward into the
supply-shank with your fingertip. (See Figure 7d)
6. Examine the Air Inducer (D) for obstruction or damage. (See Figure 8)
Figure 7c
a. Make sure the water supply valve is turned off and the toilet has been flushed to
relieve the pressure.
b. Remove the Air Inducer Cap. (See Figure 9)
c. Remove the Duck-bill Valve from the Air Inducer Cap. (See Figure 10) The flat
“lips” of Duck-bill Valve should open fully when the square sides are squeezed
together. (See Figure 11) Rinse any obstruction or mineral deposits from the
Duck-bill Valve. If the Duck-bill Valve is damaged, it must be replaced.
Figure 7d
d. Insert the Duck-bill Valve into the Air Inducer Housing. (See Figure 12)
e. Put the Air Inducer Cap back on, and tighten finger-tight only. (See Figure 13)
f. Reconnect the water supply line and fully open water supply valve.
7. Check Air Inducer for sufficient air-draw. Place a small amount of water (two to
three drops) over the hole on top of the Air Inducer Cap (See Figure 14) and flush
the toilet. If the Air Inducer is working properly, the water will be drawn in. (See
Figure 15)
Figure 8
8. Check the Flush-Valve Cartridge for leaks. Pour a small amount of water into the
Cartridge Housing area. (See Figure 16) If bubbles are coming from the center or
the edge of the Flush-Valve Cartridge, it should be replaced.
Figure 9
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Condition: Vacuum Breaker Leaking
If the Vacuum Breaker (E) is leaking, it is likely that the water pressure is insufficient or
that there is insufficient flow due to a plugged inlet-screen in the Lower Supply Shank.
The recommended static pressure for the 503 Series is between 20 psi and 125 psi
and for the 504 Series between 25 and 125 psi.
Figure 10
Note:
If the trouble-shooting steps listed in this manual do not resolve your problem,
contact FLUSHMATE® Consumer Services at 800-533-3460 or email
info@flushmate.com. Please be prepared to provide the serial number and date of
installation of your FLUSHMATE® system.
Winterizing ____________________________________________________
1. Turn off the water supply valve and flush the toilet to relieve the pressure.
Figure 11
2. Place a bucket under the Lower Supply Shank (A) and disconnect the water
supply line, allowing the water to drain into the bucket.
3. Push down on the Actuator and pull it up momentarily to allow air into the vessel.
4. Follow the fixture manufacturer’s instructions for winterizing the bowl.
5. Do not put anti-freeze or any other chemical agents in the china holding tank or in
the FLUSHMATE® Tank.
Figure 12
Points to Remember____________________________________________
• When replacing components on the FLUSHMATE® Flushometer-Tank System,
make certain that the water supply valve is turned off and the toilet has been
flushed to relieve pressure in the FLUSHMATE® tank.
Figure 13
• USE OF PETROLEUM-BASED LUBRICANTS OR CORROSIVE CLEANING
PRODUCTS CONTAINING CHLORINE, SUCH AS HOUSEHOLD BLEACH,
DROP-IN BLOCKS OR TABLETS, OR DISINFECTANTS THAT ARE APPLIED
INSIDE THE CHINA HOLDING TANK WILL VOID YOUR FLUSHMATE®
WARRANTY.
• FLUSHMATE® Flushometer-Tank Systems are designed to be used with cold water.
• The Flush-Valve Cartridge can be removed by inserting the handles of a pair of
pliers into the top of the Flush-Valve Cartridge and turning counter-clockwise.
Figure 14
• A small amount of water may be present in the bottom of the china-holding tank.
The potential for odor can be eliminated by adding a cup of white vinegar to the
china holding-tank. The white vinegar will act as natural disinfectant.
• Your water pressure is adequate if your water supply line will yield one or more
gallons of water within thirty (30) seconds.
Figure 15
• Replacement parts are readily available by contacting Consumer Services at
800-533-3460 or by visiting the “Where to Buy” section of our website,
www.flushmate.com.
If you would like additional information or require technical assistance, please contact
FLUSHMATE® Consumer Services at 800-533-3460, or visit our website,
www.flushmate.com. For faster service, please be prepared to provide the serial
number and date of installation of your FLUSHMATE® system.
Figure 16
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ATTENTION OWNER
THESE ARE THE TERMS OF YOUR WARRANTY
Sloan FLUSHMATE® (the “Company”) warrants the FLUSHMATE® (flushometer-tank) operating system (the
“unit”) to be free of defects in material and workmanship for a period of ten (10) years on the replacement
components and a lifetime limited warranty on the FLUSHMATE tank from the date of installation and the
Company promises to replace any part of this product that proves, upon our inspection and within ten years from
date of installation, to be defective in material or workmanship. All labor and transportation costs or charges
incidental to warranty service are to be borne by the purchaser-user.
This warranty is subject to the following:
Specific Conditions to Warranty
1. A Warranty Registration card has been fully completed and mailed by the purchaser (the “user”) to the
Company within thirty (30) days of the date of installation. Product may also be registered online at
www.flushmate.com or by calling 800-533-3460.
2. The unit has been subject to proper installation, operation and maintenance as outlined in the installation
instructions that were supplied with the unit. Note carefully that this warranty is voided if the unit is installed
and operated subject to water supply line pressures greater than 125 psi (static) or less than 20 psi (static) for
the Series 503 or less than 25 psi (static) for the Series 504.
3. Service and repairs may only be performed by authorized representatives of the Company or by others upon
specific approval by the Company. Unauthorized repairs or alterations shall specifically void the warranty.
4. USE OF PETROLEUM-BASED LUBRICANTS OR CORROSIVE CLEANING PRODUCTS CONTAINING
CHLORINE, SUCH AS HOUSEHOLD BLEACH, DROP-IN BLOCKS OR TABLETS, OR DISINFECTANTS
THAT ARE APPLIED INSIDE THE CHINA HOLDING TANK WILL VOID YOUR FLUSHMATE® WARRANTY.
5. Proof of purchase is required.
Exclusions
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, FOR
DAMAGES RESULTING FROM IMPROPER INSTALLATION, OR FOR DAMAGES CAUSED BY NEGLECT,
ABUSE OR ALTERATION. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE LIMITED TO A PERIOD OF TEN
(10) YEARS FROM DATE OF INSTALLATION.
Some states do not allow limitations on the duration of an implied warranty and some states do not allow
exclusions or limitations regarding incidental or consequential damages so the above limitations may not apply
to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights, which vary from state to
state.
No person is authorized to change, add to, or create any warranty or obligation other than that set forth herein.
To obtain warranty service, contact Consumer Services toll free (USA & CANADA) 800-533-3460 or write to us at:
FLUSHMATE®
A Division of Sloan Valve Company
ISO 9001 Quality System Certified
30075 Research Drive
New Hudson, MI 48165 U.S.A.
800-533-3460 248-446-5300
www.flushmate.com
Installation Date ____________________________________________________________________________________
Serial Number ______________________________________________________________________________________
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