Fixing Leaking Toto Washlet S300 / S350 Junction Valve

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Introduction: Fixing Leaking Toto Washlet S300 / S350 Junction Valve

Is your Toto Washlet S300 / s350 Junction Valve leaking at the tank connection?

I had this problem and tried many different combinations of conical rubber gasket, flat seals, o-rings, sealant tape, etc. to no avail. The working solution was not my first intuition, but is simple.

Step 1: The Official Toto Instructions Say to Use Only Flat Fiber Washers to Seal

If the tank connection end is perfectly flat, then you might be able to follow the official Toto instructions as they are and have the fiber washer seal correctly.

That did not work in my case, even after purchasing a new toilet tank float intake and another valve set thinking my original THU9339 Junction Valve was defective or the THU9340 Fiber Washers were bad.

Step 2: Inspect the Fill Tank Connection End

If the fill connection to the tank is conical on the inside like both many toilet tank floats, then that means you may need to install an extra gasket to avoid leaks.

Step 3: Use an Additional FLAT Brass Washer on Top of the Fiber Washer

Unlike the official Toto instructions of Junction Valve > Fiber Washer > Tank Inlet, add an additional FLAT brass washer on top of the fiber washer.

This creates a flat surface for the toilet tank inlet to sit on without adding so much space that the nut cannot be screwed on far enough to seat correctly.

The new configuration should be Junction Valve > Fiber Washer > Brass Washer > Tank Inlet

Now attach the Junction Valve to the toilet tank as normal. I did not use any teflon tape in any parts of the assembly. I've read that is only to be used in non-compression-type fittings.

THAT'S IT!

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    I had the exact same problem but what worked for me was not using any washer at all. For some reason, this was the last step I took after days of trying everything. I guess I am not used to not needing a washer or a rubber seal but in the case of this piston type valve, the right pressure in the right place seems to work.

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    Hi. It was great to find your post. Did you hand tighten after you installed the brash washer or tighten further with a wrench? I installed a C200 yesterday and was having some leaking at the same spot. I tightened very tight with a wrench. It stopped the leaking but I'm now worried that I perhaps over-tightened, which will cause an issue in the future. Thoughts?

    I hand tightened as much as I could go and left it at that. I may have use a pipe wrench for the last 30º or so.

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    Hi. It was great to find your post. Did you hand tighten after you installed the brash washer or tighten further with a wrench? I installed a C200 yesterday and was having some leaking at the same spot. I tightened very tight with a wrench. It stopped the leaking but I'm now worried that I perhaps over-tightened, which will cause an issue in the future. Thoughts?

    I hand tightened as much as I could go and left it at that. I may have use a pipe wrench for the last 30º or so.