American Standard Cadet 3 Problems – What Are The Experts Saying?

Let’s face it – pretty much every manmade thing has problems. To err is human, right? We are all mostly quite accepting of this and tend to let go of small things, whether it is a machine or a home improvement item. 

American Standard Cadet 3 Problems

But what when it is an expensive and popular item? What when the problems recur much too often? Apparently that’s the case with the American Standard Cadet 3 toilet. We are going to get to the bottom of this to help you understand whether buying the product is a safe choice.

American Standard Cadet 3 – An Introduction

The toilet comes with both left-handed and right-handed options along with a few good features. Let’s take a look:

  • It is made of vitreous china and weighs around 92 pounds.
  • It has an elongated bowl and is  ADA compliant.
  • It has the EPA WaterSense Program certification for low water consumption and high efficiency.
  • While it has an elongated front, it is also compact and suitable for small spaces.
  • The toilet seat has an EverClean surface that deters the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms. It keeps mildew and odor-causing organisms away as well.
  • The flush is quite powerful and thorough.
  • The seat works on a slow closing mechanism and never slams.

American Standard Cadet 3 Problems

While its features look great and appealing, users have reported some problems with the American Standard Cadet 3. Here are the most common ones:

  • There’s a specific leak that almost all users complain about. It starts off as a small leak but grows with time. The leak is similar in all the units and clearly looks like a manufacturing defect. However, the company denies the problem.
  • Since the seat is elongated, you might find it uncomfortable. You tend to lean back quite a bit.
  • The flush valve seems to be faulty in many units.
  • The flush sometimes has to be used twice because the water (due to the low-flow design) is too little. Double usage negates the low water usage quality completely.
  • A few users have also noted that even though installation is straightforward, it can be difficult because it is a one-piece item and is quite heavy.


For a popular product that’s also highly rated and valued, the problems are too recurrent and significant. Even though you may not face all the problems, the hassle can be too high especially because toilets are expected to last for years. Our suggestion is to look at other brands that may not have so many problems and are fairly priced too. All the best.

Susan M. Heckart

Hi, everyone! I'm Susan Heckart, an interior designer and photographer who loves learning about new home appliances and gadgets. In my blog posts, I aim to provide information to help others like me make the most of their homes. Whether reading articles in a cafe or exploring new design ideas, I'm always keen to learn more about how to make our homes more functional and beautiful. Thanks for following along!

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