LeakAlertor 6000: Your first line of defense against toilet leaks and overflows

LeakAlertor #6000

Your first line of defense against toilet leaks and overflows.

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Icon of a person with a question markHave you ever asked yourself…

  • Why did my water bill go up so much?
  • Why do I always have to jiggle the handle to get the water to stop?
  • Why does my toilet sound like it’s running (when I haven’t even flushed it)?
  • How much water will I waste if I didn’t install the new toilet parts correctly?
  • Should I use chemical cleaners or dye tablets in my toilet?

Icon of a LeakAlertor deviceWhat is the LeakAlertor 6000?

The LeakAlertor is a smart device that electronically monitors your toilets for leaks, imminent overflows, and other water wasting problems.  The LeakAlertor identifies the faulty part then  alerts you both visually and audibly to toilet overflows, leaking flappers, or stuck wide-open flapper/flush valves BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE BATHROOM.

Icon of a clipboard with money sign and checkmarkFeatures

  • Installs in seconds – no tools required!
  • Fully automatic – no setup necessary!
  • Works on all tank-based toilets!
  • Visual & audible alert systems
  • Replaceable battery
  • Conserves water & saves money

Icon of radar detectionLeakAlertor can detect:

  • Wide-Open/Stuck Flappers
  • Toilet Overflows
  • Leaking Flappers/Flush Valves
  • Fill Valve Equilibrium
  • Tank Leaks
  • Water spilling into the overflow tube




How Quickly Could the LeakAlertor Pay for Itself?

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Quick Calculation

Number of bathrooms

Basis of Assumptions (per each toilet)

Leaking flapper – each toliet leaks 100 GPD.

Running toilet – ” ” has; 1 occurance of an undetected running toilet each month, casting for 1 hours at a water loss rate of 4 GPM.

Unit of meausement – Hundred cubic feet (HCF).

Unit Cost – National average of $10.08 per billable unit.

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The leakAlertor will pay for itself in less than


Detailed Calculation

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Number of bathrooms
Water Loss Rate
Billing Unit Type
Per Unit Cost

Water Loss Rate options are: Low (2 GPM), Average(3GPM), or High. These rates are based on a water pressure of 60 PSI, and allow for the variances in tank size, fill valve operation, and supply line size. GPM=Gallons per Minute.

Choose HCF (Hundred Cubic Feet), 1000 G, or 100 G. The billable unit is located on your water bill. If you’re unsure which billable unit is used by your agency, we recommend selecting HCF. The majority of water agencies in the United States use one of these three billing units. 1 HCF = 748 gallons of water. 1000 G = 1,000 gallons of water. 100 G = 100 gallons of water. The total number of gallons used during the billing period (typically one month or about 30 days) is divided by the billing unit measurement (HCF or 1000 G) then rounded down to the nearest whole unit to determine the number of billing units charged. For example; if 10,000 gallons of water were used during the billing period, this would equal (13) HCF billable units, (10) 1000 G, or (10) 100 G billable units.

Enter the amount of your combined water and wastewater usage charge per billable unit. This is located on your water bill. (if you receive separate water and wastewater bills, combine the usage charges from the two agencies). If you don’t have your water bill handy you can select from the National Average cost, or use choose from one of the cities closest to you from the drop down menu.

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Leaking Flapper

Gallons Per Minute Lost

Running Toilet

(referred to as a wide-open flapper)

Number of Incidents/Month

How does the LeakAlertor 6000 work?

The rise and fall of water inside the tank is the heartbeat of a toilet. The rate at which the water rises and falls, under varying conditions, determines the health of the toilet. The LeakAlertor is a diagnostic tool used to monitor your toilet’s health. In the simplest terms, the LeakAlertor uses complex mathematical functions to determine when these changes in water height indicate a toilet leak, wide-open flapper, or imminent overflow on any tank-based toilet. The LeakAlertor then alerts users with simple flashes and beeps.

Wide-Open Flapper

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Leaking Toilets

What is a “Phantom Flush”?

Have you ever heard your toilet periodically make a noise that sounds like the water is running, but it hasn’t been flushed recently? What you’re hearing is called a phantom flush, the unintended and unseen escape of water from a toilet that is not operating correctly.

A phantom flush occurs when water leaks from the tank into the bowl due to a faulty flapper (or another similar failure). As the water level inside the tank goes down, the float drops. This opens the fill valve briefly, allowing it to refill the partially empty tank.

If the failure causing the phantom flush is not corrected, a repetitive cycle of leak…fill…leak…fill is created. This cycle can waste 50 – 200 gallons of water every day, making leaking toilets the #1 cause of unintended water use in the home.

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What causes a “Phantom Flush”?

Below is a list of reasons why the repetitive “Phantom Flush” cycle can occur.

  • Flapper is not sealing properly because:
    • It’s the wrong size or model for your toilet.
    • Something is stuck under the flapper lip.
    • It has deteriorated or warped from hard water and/or cleaning solvents.
    • It is physically defective.
    • It has a pinhole in it.
  • The chain is not working properly because:
    • It’s too short and holds the flapper open slightly
    • It’s too long and gets stuck under the flapper
    • It gets kinked and holds the flapper open
  • The fill valve stops working correctly (leaks or doesn’t fully close)
  • The float height is set improperly
  • Fluctuations in water pressure throughout the day
For more detailed information, visit our FAQs.

In less than a minute you could be on your way to saving money and saving water!!

1)   Remove your toilet tank lid.
2)   Hook the LeakAlertor over the edge of the tank,
making sure the sensors are partially submerged in the water (at least 2 inches)
3)   Replace the tank lid.
4)   Pull the Battery Activation Tab.
That’s It!!!

Installation of the LeakAlertor
See how the LeakAlertor is installed.

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What do the Alerts mean?

*DURING the entire flush cycle the LeakAlertor will flash/beep to give you a status indication.

Alerts Flashes/Beeps Diagnosis Action Required
Green alert circle Continuous Flashes No problem! No action required!
yellow alert circle Flashes (after all other alerts) Battery is low and needs to be replaced
red alert circle 2 Flashes + 2 Beeps Toilet has a leak Repair necessary.
Replacing flapper is recommended
1 Long Beep + 2 Short Beeps, Followed by Flashes 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!!
(Alert won’t stop until the problem is corrected or reset button is pressed.)

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LeakAlertor® 6000 Battery Replacement Instructions

Be sure to check out the 1 Minute Video Instructions at www.leakalertor.com

Materials needed:
• CR2032 Battery (available at most hardware stores, pharmacies, and grocery stores)
• Flat-bladed screwdriver or butter knife
• Toothpick (or other similar small, non-metallic object

  1. Press the reset button to place the unit into the RESET mode, then remove unit from the tank.Step 1 of battery replacement
  2. 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!)battery-2
  3. 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.)battery-3
  4. Place the board back into the enclosure. Reattach the back so the circular notch faces inward and to the left.battery-4
  5. Place the unit back onto the toilet, and replace the tank lid.battery-5

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Watch the alerts in action!