American Standard Champion 4 – Detailed Review

American Standard Champion 4 – 2021 Detailed Review

American Standard is one of the top 3 toilet manufacturers alongside Toto and Kohler. One of their most popular and best flushing toilets is the American Standard Champion 4.

American Standard has made a name for itself by designing and manufacturing quality toilets at significantly lower prices than the competition. The Champion collection is no exception. The collection includes a range of slim and modern toilets in elongated and round, two-piece and one-piece, matching heights and regular designs to suit all tastes.

American Standard has made a name for itself by designing and manufacturing high-quality toilets at significantly lower prices than the competition. The Champion collection is no exception.

They have introduced many products in the market that have been quite well-received by consumers. Like their predecessor, Cadet 3, Champion 4, for example, is a highly-rated toilet given its design and functionality. It is up there with the best toilets on the market today.

If you have decided on an American Standard Champion 4 toilet for your bathroom, we have written a comprehensive American Standard Champion review to show you the features of this toilet and hopefully help you in making a smart decision.

American Standard Champion 4 Review:

Champion 4 is an excellent option. Its elongated ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) -compliant bowl provides a comfortable experience, and its glass-porcelain finish makes the toilet look elegant. One significant upside to using this toilet is its EverClean surface that prevents the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew on the surface toilet.

It also makes cleaning easier and stays clean longer. The toilet is light too. Weighing in at just 111 pounds, it’s one of the lightest toilets on the market, and it’s easy to move and install.

American Standard Champion 4 Review

It uses a 4-inch flushing valve that uses piston action acceleration technology. This gives the toilet an efficient flushing action, so you only need to flush once, saving you the headache of needing to flush the toilet multiple times after each use. With its EverClean surface and its powerful flushing system, cleaning the toilet will be a breeze.

It uses only 1.6 GPF (gallons of water per flush), qualifying it for a water-saving toilet. The toilet seat is not included in the package, so you would have to get one separately. This adds to the cost of setting up the toilet. The toilet is quite tall, so shorter people will find using it a bit uncomfortable.

Most new toilets these days are sold without a toilet seat. The American Standard Champion 4 on the other hand does not only come with a seat but a soft/slow closing one for that matter.

A soft closed toilet seat is a blessing if you are badly irritated when a toilet seat slams on the bowl every time a toilet is used. It can drive you nuts more so if you live in a house with several people (especially children) with each slamming the seat after every bathroom trip.

The toilet ticks most of these boxes. It looks pretty nice, and it has an elongated bowl that makes it a comfortable toilet for most adults. The toilet is water efficient, and its powerful 4-inch piston action flushing system gives it an efficient flush.

Overall, the Champion 4 toilet is a great toilet choice for anyone going for a toilet that has excellent value.

American Standard Champion 4 Toilet Problems:

Some problems you will see in American Standard Champion are as follow:

American Standard Champion 4 Toilet Problems

  • One of the things that can happen to any toilet is for something to be flushed that shouldn’t be…a pen, pencil, crayon, toy, hairpin, etc., and all mess with the flush, and may be hard to remove with a toilet auger. Another is if the toilet is moderately old and you have hard water…if the siphon jet is partially clogged, it won’t start the water movement as fast as it needs to be, and it won’t flush well. Yet another is if when setting the toilet, you have the wax slip out of place and partially block the outlet. A toilet flange with a funnel can do the same thing, and anything clogged in the drain can slow the flush. Then, it might just be a crappy toilet! AS is not known for its great QA/QC anymore, especially those sold through big box stores.
  • The American Standard Champion 4 uses 1.6 gallons of water per flush. While this is still a huge improvement over the old 3 gallons per flush toilets, most modern toilets now use28 gallons of water or even less.
  • The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) started a program called WaterSense to encourage Americans to buy products (including toilets) that use less water. WaterSense certified toilets are marked as such so that customers can easily identify them.
  • In order for a toilet to be WaterSense certified, it must use 1.28 gallons of water per flush or less. The American Standard Champion 4 is therefore not WaterSense certified.
  • If you make the flush valve too tight during installation, you may experience a leak in the toilet. Ensure you fix the leak promptly to avoid further damage.
  • If you make the flush valve too tight during installation, you may experience a leak in the toilet. Ensure you fix the leak promptly to avoid further damage.

American Standard Champion 4 Parts:

Part No.

Description

738995-XXX0A

Champion4 LH Trip Lever

738997-XXX0A

Champion4 RH Trip Lever

738835-XXX0A

Champion4 LH Trip Lever

738837-XXX0A

Champion4 LH Trip Lever

034783-XXX0A

Bolt Cap Kit (Incl. 2 Covers & Washers)

738565-424-0070A

Champion4 Fluid master 400a Valve

7301111-0070A

Champion4 Flush Valve Seal Kit

3174.002-0070A

Champion4 Flush Valve Assembly

738985-0070A

Champion4 Clevis Pin Assembly

738570-1010A

Champion4 PVC Refill Tube

738756-0070A

Champion4 Tank To Bowl Coupling Kit #241

735128-400-XXX

Champion4 Tank Cover

735109-400-XXX

Champion4 Tank Cover

735113-400-XXX

Champion4 Tank Cover

072989-0070A

Clip for Refill Tube

 Key Features- Champion 4 Toilet:

  • Engineered to Prevent Clogs: It is engineered to prevent clogs that flush a bucket of golf balls in a single flush.
  • Slow-Close Seat: Durable seat and lid feature slow-motion close that eliminates the noise and annoyance of slamming.
  • Fights Stains: PowerWash scrubs the bowl clean and EverClean inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew.
  • Power Wash Rim: It features a power wash Rim that uses pressurized water to scrub the bowl with every flush.
  • Easy Installation: It includes all tools needed for easy installation and can be hand-tightened
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty on chinaware, 10-year warranty on all mechanical parts, and 1-year warranty on seat

Specifications – Champion 4 Toilet

Specifications - Champion 4 Toilet

  • Type: 2-piece
  • Bowl Height with Seat: 17-9/10-in
  • Bowl Height without Seat: 16-1/2-in
  • Warranty: 10-year limited
  • Rough-In Size: 12-in
  • Item Length: 17.875×17.875×31.1875
  • Item Weight: 104lbs
  • Flush Type: Single
  • Maximum Flush Rate: 1.28 GPF (4.85 LPF)
  • Installation Type: Floor mounted

Pros & Cons-Champion 4 toilet:

Pros
  • A single high-powered flush ensure that the toilet is cleared with just one flush.
  • It has Ever Clean surface to prevent the buildup of stains.
  • ADA compliant (when a suitable seat is fitted). The ADA compliance means that the seat height is a comfortable height for most adults.
  • It has 100% flush tested before leaving the factory.
  • It features a slow-close toilet seat.
  • The American Standard Champion 4 combines a comfortable height with an elongated bowl.
Cons
  • It does not meet EPA Water Sense requirements. Therefore, it is not eligible for any rebates
  • The cost of this toilet will therefore put most people off, even those who would have wanted to badly own one.
  • This Toilet is loud.

 

 

FAQ’s

What is the difference between American Standard Champion and Champion 4?
The main difference between the American Standard Champion 4 and the Champion 4 Max is the water consumption. While the Champion 4 uses 1.6 gallons per flush, the Champion 4 Max uses only 1.28 gallons per flush. … American Standard Champion 4 Max dimensions are: Depth: 30.25 inches.
Does American Standard have a lifetime warranty?
American Standard products live longer in one place than you do. But in case you’re in need of a replacement or repair, your American Standard product comes with a 1 year, 5-year, 10-year, or lifetime warranty.
Where is model number on American Standard toilet?
Carefully remove your tank lid, and place it gently on the floor. You’ll notice a four-digit number located on the back of the tank, near the water level mark. This is your tank model number.
How do I identify my American standard faucet?
American Standard does not mark the model number on the faucet. Please check on your installation instructions, receipt from the place of purchases or you can identify the product on our website.

 

Conclusion:

American Standard Champion 4 is without a doubt a great toilet and indeed one of the best toilets in the market. If you are tired of a constantly clogging toilet and are looking for a powerful flushing non-clog toilet, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Champion 4.

The Right Height is comfortable and easy to get up from, so it’s perfect for people with bad back or leg problems, but not too tall that a child couldn’t use it comfortably. The canister flushing system and wide drain valve provide a better flush that requires very little maintenance.

Although it has its problems like its flush rate and price, the benefits of buying the Champion 4 outweigh its shortcomings by a mile.

If you are thinking of getting an American Standard toilet, hopefully, this American Standard Champion 4 review has helped you make a smart decision.

 

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