Toilets are, of course, a truly innovative thing when it comes to the world of modern plumbing. Without them and indoor plumbing, just think about how much messier our lives would be. One of the most popular brands of toilets out there is American Standard.
Yes, this is a good brand, but what happens when something goes wrong? Well, if something goes wrong with your American Standard toilet, the first thing you will have to do before calling the store to get replacement parts is finding out what model you own.
To do so, you will need the model number. This article will tell you how to find it.
In What Situations Will You Need the Model Number?
You might be wondering why you would ever need to find the model number of your American Standard toilet. Well, there are 4 main reasons, so let’s take a look.
#1: Finding Your Warranty Terms
The first reason why you might need to know what the model number of your toilet could be if you need warranty information. American Standard does offer decent warranties on its products, but they are not all the same.
If something goes wrong with your toilet, and you have lost your original documentation, you will need to know what the model number is to access that warranty.
#2: Getting Repair Instructions
If something goes wrong with your toilet, but you don’t want to replace components, just repair them, you may need the model number of your specific toilet so you can make the appropriate repairs according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
#3: Buying Replacement Parts
Another reason why you might need to know what the model number of your toilet is could be due to needing to buy replacement parts.
If you are unable to repair a broken toilet component, you will need to know what model number yours is in order to find the correct replacement components. Toilet components are not one size fits all, so you can’t just start slapping random pieces together.
#4: Getting Installation Instructions
One last reason why you might need to find the model number for your American Standard toilet is to install it, whether on your own or professionally.
Different toilets may need to be installed in different ways, and if you have lost the original installation instructions, the only way you will be able to find the appropriate instructions is by looking them up online according to the specific model number.
2 Ways to Find Your American Standard Toilet Model Number
When it comes to finding the model number for your American Standard toilet, there are two main ways to do so.
#1: Looking Inside the Toilet Tank
All American Standard toilets are built very similarly, and they generally all have the model number located in the same area, the toilet’s tank.
For the most part, the model number for your American Standard toilet should be located on the underside of the toilet tank lid. So, just carefully remove the lid and set it down on a soft surface, and if necessary, use a flashlight to locate the model number on the underside of the toilet tank lid.
If you cannot find your American Standard toilet model number on the underside of the tank lid, the model number will be located inside of the tank itself. It may be stamped on there or painted on with waterproof paint. Generally speaking, this model number will be found above the waterline in the tank, but if it is not, you may need to drain the tank and use a flashlight to locate the model number within the tank, under the waterline.
#2: Using a Toilet Image Matching or Identifying Tool
What is really nice about American Standard is that there are sites that show pictures of the most popular modesl (like this one).
To use this tool, simply get your phone, tablet, or laptop and get it in view of your toilet. Then you can compare your toilet to the provided images. Once you match your toilet to the specific one on the site, you can then click on it to find out what the model number is.
Sample American Standard Toilet Model Numbers
Just to give you an idea of what American Standard toilet model numbers look like, let’s go over some examples of specific toilets and their model numbers:
- Antiquity – 2038
- Antiquity Cadet 3 – 2907
- Baby Devoro – 4083
- Cadet – 2099 or 2100
- Cadet II – 4010, 4014, or 4072
- Cadet AccessPro – 4188A
- Studio Cadet 3 – 4202
- Calais – 4071
- Cascada – 4057
- Champion 4 – 4149A, 4260, or 4266
- Clarion – 4054
- Compton – 4043
- Estate – 4570
- Esteem – 4270
- Flow Wise – 4023
- Glenwall – 4049
- Heritage – 2031
- Iris – 4206
- Lexington – 2037
- Oakmont – 4272
- Portsmouth – 4327A
- Repertoire – 4095
Whether you want to go online to match your toilet to the list available on the American Standard site, or you want to just open up the toilet tank to find the model number there, at some point, chances are that you will need that model number, whether for warranty info, for replacements, or for repairs.
In the worst case, if you fail to identify the model number no matter what you do, you can always try contacting the company’s customer support service.