If you have a higher expectation about this toilet, you are about to be disappointed. I hate to throw any brand under the bus, but I don’t want you to regret it either.
When there are so many high-quality flushing toilet brands are available in the market, I personally don’t recommend this toilet to anyone.
But to be fair, not everyone has a terrible experience with this one and I will give you in-depth Eljer Diplomat toilet reviews mentioning all of its eye-catching features to make up your own mind.
Stay with me for a while and I will explain all the problems with the Eljer Diplomat toilet.
Eljer Diplomat Tall Elongated Toilet Reviews
No doubt, it has the most aesthetically pleasing look and its flushing capacity is awesome. But many people have bitter experiences with Eljer Diplomat.
So, I am gonna share some experiences of the real users. That way you will get a better picture of this toilet and its common problems.
- Takes Multiple Flush
The water-saving technology is good but it takes more than one flush to clear the content of the bowl.
I am not exaggerating even a little. Because of the multiple flush requirement, many pissed-off people call it a piece of junk!
- Leaking Problems
Probably the most disappointing side of this toilet. Within just days of installation, it started to develop a leak between the bowl and tank side. It happened for plenty of people and pissed them off badly!
This is what usually happens.
It appears to be leaking from the tank bolt no matter how much you tighten it.
Because some of the people received the Diplomat with uneven large porcelain lips on the bottom part of the toilet bowl hole.
That uneven lip usually causes leaks. Some people were even informed to have a tiny seal leak as well between the toilet bowl inlet and tank outlet.
Apparently, this is a manufacturing error. Because years after informing these issues, they still did not fix this problem.
Very frustrating experience for lots of people.
If your Eljer has the same leaking problem but you don’t have the option to return it, use silicon sealant to seal all the bolts and seals. It helped many people to deal with the leaks.
- Cracking Incidents
You don’t have to do anything but you may notice a hairline crack somewhere inside or outside the toilet sooner or later. Some people have already faced this cracking issue.
Yes, Ejjer will replace the toilet as soon as you find any leaks or cracks, but the hassle is too much. Replacing a toilet is a painful experience!
- Cleaning Issue
The water level in the toilet bowl is very low and it’s big problem when it needs a good cleaning. It’s definitely a design flaw because the pedestal where the flapper sits is too small that does not allow the bowl to fill to a decent level.
Even if you change the valve, it won’t make a difference.
Now, you may think the leaks and cracks mainly happen when not installed by a professional, right? Well, you are wrong.
The same problems are faced by multiple people even when installed by a professional contractor. Those leaks appear to be very persistent!
Features of Eljer Diplomat Toilet
It would not be fair if I don’t mention some of its good features. Let’s talk about its features now and try to understand why some people still love this toilet.
- Technical Details of Eljer Diplomat Toilet
- Available in white color.
- 12” rough-in for easy installation.
- 16-1/8 inches’ height. ADA compliant comfort height.
- Oversized base cover.
Easy installation is a good side for Eljer Diplomat toilets. But let’s check out its features in more detail (as claimed by the brand).
- Powerful Flushing System
Every toilet has its own patented flushing mechanism. Eljer has a ProOne™ flushing system where it can expel all the waste from the toilet bowl with just one flush!
As its flushing mechanism has a 3-inch category 7 flush valve, it can deliver high-velocity flush water to the bowl through dual jet water feed to expel everything in there. You don’t need more than one flush!
And the flush valve features a chlorine-resistant flapper to add more durability to the toilet itself. Nothing bad in this regard.
- Low Water Consumption
With 1.6 GPF, it consumes relatively less amount of water. However, it can still deliver a powerful flush with that low amount of water. Thanks to its ProOne™ Flushing System!
Despite using less water, that powerful flush can expel all the waste from the toilet bowl. So, it’s environment-friendly no doubt.
- Easy Cleaning
Another good feature for Eljer Diplomat. Cleaning your toilet can be troublesome and take a toll. But being fully glazed, Eljer Diplomat resists stains and does not let any buildup accumulate.
Its powerful flush alone will take care of almost all the cleaning.
Its trap way has also a fully-glazed finish. So, with a simple scrub, you can completely make it free of any dirt or stains. For years, it will maintain its shiny look.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Yes, it has a powerful flush and its EverClean® feature keeps it clean always. But I don’t recommend this toilet because it has many faults like leaking from nowhere and so on.
In short, yes. Like Fiat, Sanymetal, Crane, Showerite, etc. American Standard is a part of big American Standard Brands. In 2008, Eljer and Crane merged into one company namely ‘American Standard Brands’.
American Standard Brands make the Eljer toilet which was emerged from the merger of Eljer and Crane plumbing in 2008.
Despite having so many good features, it’s turned out to be a negative Eljer Diplomat toilet reviews, right?
Well, lots of people are really pissed off about the issues I just mentioned above. And yes, Eljer will send you replacement parts or even make the refund. But why should you bear the hassle?
Again, not everyone is having those issues. Good for them!
And there are plenty of flushing toilet brands with high reputations. When you have so many good options available to you, you don’t want to test your luck!
6 thoughts on “Eljer Diplomat Toilet Reviews (And Why I Don’t Recommend This One)”
Having read your review on Eljer Diplomat Toilets, which toilet do you recommend for a reasonable price?
At the beginning of the article, I linked it to my recommended list of flushing toilets.
So in the beginning of the review you say it is a terrible flusher and needs multiple flushes, but further down says it has a powerful flush and just takes one. Which is it?
The bad experiences shared at the beginning are the experiences of the users. It happened to a lot of users.
But NOT everyone has a terrible experience like that. When it works, it works great!
If you still decide to have this and face a bad experience, just contact the seller and they will send a replacement.
I have had three Eljers for 15 years. Self installed, was able to fix all the leaking issues. One bowl fills low, one fills high, one fills normal. All three flush normal and have a half flush feature never mentioned anywhere. Press the lever down and release immediately, you get the half flush. Have never found another toilet that flushes as well. Maybe those with flush problems are inadvertantly using the half flush feature.
I just bought an Eljer Diplomat. Like you described, there seemed to be a leak under the tank through the bolt hole no matter how tight the bolt got. I sealed the bolt with silicone and got the same leak. I disassembled the toilet and inspected the underside of the tank. There was a flaw in the porcelain right next to the bolt. I wiped the area dry, then wiped my thumb over the flaw. Sure enough more water came out.
Now I need to decide if I want to schlep the thing back to the store, or try fixing the flaw with silicone. The toilet had what I was looking for: 2-1/8″ trapway and 1000 gm flush rating. The toilet replaced a 6-year-old American Standard (advertised by flushing a bucket of golf balls) that slowly lost its flushing power. Replacement parts for that toilet were discontinued.