Which LeakAlertor do I have, the 5000 or the 6000?
• The LeakAlertor 6000 has sensors exiting the enclosure, while the LeakAlertor 5000 does not.
• The 6000 has a hole on the front (right side) of the enclosure to permit access to the reset button.
Why Do I Need the LeakAlertor
Testing the LeakAlertor
Resetting the LeakAlertor
Changing the LeakAlertor Battery
Storing the LeakAlertor
LeakAlertor 6000 Installation
Where is the unit placed for the best performance?
Can the LeakAlertor be put inside of the tank?
Can I bend the sensors?
LeakAlertor 6000 Operation
My LeakAlertor isn’t flashing any lights when I flush the toilet…is this right?
No. The LeakAlertor provides an indication during every flush, even if your toilet is functioning properly. (See the Alerts Chart). If no lights flash at any time during a flush, you can test the LeakAlertor by pressing the reset button. Hold the RESET button until the RED lamp flashes. The unit will then flash all three lamps at once and beep. The unit then flashes just the GREEN lamp one to two times per second for approximately one minute. When the RESET is completed and the YELLOW lamp flashes flush the toilet. If the unit does not flash at all, the battery probably needs to be replaced. (See Battery Replacement Instructions)
How loud is the LeakAlertor?
What are the wires sticking out of the LeakAlertor?
A leak was detected…now what?
I just replaced my flapper - do I need to reset my LeakAlertor?
I just replaced my flapper, and my LeakAlertor is still indicating a leak... why?
The RED lamp is flashing, but I used dye tablets and there is no coloring in the bowl... why did the LeakAlertor indicate a leak?
What causes my flapper to leak?
The primary reasons that a flapper might leak:
- The flapper deteriorates over time due to cleaning solvents, repetitive use and/or hard water.
- A small piece of foreign matter may be lodged under the flapper lip.
- The flapper in your toilet may not be the correct make, model, or size.
What should I do if my toilet is leaking or if the flapper is stuck?
Can I move the LeakAlertor to a different toilet?
Yes. Unlike previous versions of the LeakAlertor, the LeakAlertor 6000 can be easily moved from one toilet to another. Press the reset button on the LeakAlertor, remove the unit from the current toilet, and place it on the rim of the new toilet. Press the reset button again, it’s that simple.
Although you can transfer the LeakAlertor to different toilets, we recommend placing a LeakAlertor on each toilet in order to maximize the opportunity to detect leaks when they actually occur, as well as identifying wide-open flappers and imminent overflows.
The previous LeakAlertor would go off when I was in the shower or using a hairdryer. Will the new LeakAlertor do the same thing?
How do I stop the LeakAlertor from beeping?
The sensors go into the water…can I receive a shock?
Can the unit get wet? What happens if I accidently drop it in the toilet or in the tank?
The LeakAlertor has been designed so that it can be cleaned or even sprayed with water without affecting its operation. If the unit is accidentally dropped in the water, remove the top cover and remove the battery. Leave the unit and battery somewhere safe for 48 hours to allow time for the moisture to evaporate. After 48 hours, install the battery and put the top cover back on. The unit should power up normally and can now be placed back on the toilet.
Do not attempt to dry the unit off with a towel, paper towel, hair dryer, etc. Doing so may damage the product and void the warranty.
Ask the Engineers
Is the LeakAlertor 6000 able to collect information?
Yes, but this is an option. The software operating the LeakAlertor 6000 is very dynamic. It performs a wide range of operations in order to monitor and analyze your toilet’s operation. The LeakAlertor 6000 is designed for use in homes and small businesses, and although it is able to process a large amount of data, the 6000 does not collect or store this information.
Our LeakAlertor Connected series of products, which are currently being developed, will have many of these features, including wireless transmission of data. These products are designed with property managers in mind. The LeakAlertor 6000 Evaluation Units, which provide and display substantial data in real time, are available to property managers, hospitality, and water agency professionals.
What do the Alerts mean?
*DURING the entire flush cycle the LeakAlertor will flash/beep to give you a status indication.
|Continuous Flashes||No problem!||No action required!|
|Flashes (after all other alerts)||Battery is low and needs to be replaced||Replace with a CR2032 battery|
|2 Flashes + 2 Beeps||Toilet has a leak||Repair necessary. Replacing flapper is recommended|
|2 Flashes + 1 long Beep, followed by 2 short Beeps||Faulty fill valve||Replace fill valve (Fluidmaster 400 fill valve is recommended)|
|Continuous Flashes + Beeps||Flapper is stuck open or toilet is about to overflow||Shut off water to toilet immediately!! (Alerts don’t stop until problem is corrected, reset button is hit, or LeakAlertor battery dies).|
LeakAlertor® 6000 Battery Replacement Instructions
Be sure to check out the 1 Minute Video Instructions
Press the reset button to place the unit into the RESET mode, then remove unit from the tank.
Remove the back of the enclosure by lightly pressing a screwdriver or butter knife through the front slot. Remove the board from the enclosure. (Do not use the sensors to pull the board out of the enclosure!)
Remove the old battery with a toothpick and slide the new battery into place with the “+” side facing UP. (The unit will automatically go into RESET mode.)
Place the board back into the enclosure. Reattach the back so the circular notch faces inward and to the left.
Place the unit back onto the toilet, and replace the tank lid.
DCN: LA6KBRI 03/16
LeakAlertor 6000 Guides
LA 6000 User's Guide
Basic instructions to install, test and use the LeakAlertor 6000
Battery Replacement Guide
How do I replace the battery in my LeakAlertor?
LA 6000 Evaluator's Guide
Evaluating the LA 6000’s functions and alerts.
LA 6000 Leave-Behind Brochure
This brochure outlines important points about the LeakAlertor 6000 for tenants and plumbers’ clients.
LA 6000 7 Reasons & 5 Reasons
This PDF document outlines several reasons why flappers don’t always close and why wide-open flappers often go undetected.