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I'm looking for a solution to fix a toilet that flushes by itself at regular intervals. It seems as if the water level was slowly going down - although I don't se any leak inside or outside the bowl - triggering the system to "refill" a bit once the level is under the threshold.
I'm pretty sure this is a recurring problem and I had it fixed by a plumber some couple years ago - but it's coming back, so I'd like to see if I can understand and fix the problem myself... with your help :-)
I can't find the brand or model on the ceramic, but I'm attaching a picture of the inside of the tank if that helps.
I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.
You're looking for a solution to fix a toilet that flushes by itself at regular intervals.
No sweat. Sending me a picture was a great idea. I can see that you have a very common setup in your tank. Although there is no "permanent" solution, it is very inexpensive to fix every few years! Just buy a "flapper" anywhere. There are different colors to choose from, which reflects the different materials they are made from. Personally, I find the red ones tend to have the longest life span.
Proceed by carefully cutting off the center ring. Don't cut off the eyelets! The center ring would be used in a different toilet (this is where the picture really helps). Now the flapper will match the configuration of the old one.
Simply turn off the water, flush, remove the old and install the new. Take note of the chain length. Set the new one the same by simply moveing the clip down to another link, let the extra chain hang. While you're at it, replaceing the handle at this time might be a good idea. It looks pretty old. If you do, remember that the hold down nut on the handle has reversed threads. That means it loosens clockwise (standard would be counterclockwise to loosen).
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Harvey your Master Plumber
Posted on Sep 11, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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