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Old 01-06-2015, 08:31 AM   #1
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Sticky Foot Flush

For the last couple of weeks, the foot flush on my toilet has been sticking in the "down" position after I step on it. First, it would only stick occasionally, but lately it's all the time. I've been lifting it up with my foot, but that's getting a little old. Is there some special maintenance I need to do to keep this from happening? Will spraying a little WD40 on the shaft do any damage to the plastic/nylon parts. Or do I need to take it to the dealer for warranty repair?

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What about spraying some white lithium grease or a dry lube? I know WD40 makes a dry lube, but you are questioning WD40 affects to plastic or nylon parts.
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For the last couple of weeks, the foot flush on my toilet has been sticking in the "down" position after I step on it. First, it would only stick occasionally, but lately it's all the time. I've been lifting it up with my foot, but that's getting a little old. Is there some special maintenance I need to do to keep this from happening? Will spraying a little WD40 on the shaft do any damage to the plastic/nylon parts. Or do I need to take it to the dealer for warranty repair?

Thanks, in advance, for any help!
I think there's a return spring that has 2 ends that lodge in a certain area under the pedal where it connects to the toilet. If one end has slipped or popped out, it may not work. I had to order a new seal for my porcelain foot flush and it showed this in the diagram. You might do an online search for your type of toilet to get the break down plans.
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If it is the same issue as ours, you will need to get a little dirty and clean the gasket and slot, that is in the actual toilet where it goes into the tank. That domed plate that the foot pedal operates to open or close, gets DIRTY and it hinders the return. To clean it there are video's that recommend using a coat hanger to get the crud out, DW uses a clothes pin end (with latex gloves), then sprays it with silicone spray.

Problem resolved! Works like new again!!

Has to be done every few months.

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