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How do I stop water running into pan after toilet has been flushed &refilled.


If there is water still running into the toilet bowl, there is a problem with your flapper or flush valve. The most common problem, and least expensive to fix, is the flapper has gone bad and is allowing water to escape past it. Replace the flapper and the water should stop running. If not, it is possible the flush valve or one of the seals holding it to the tank has gone bad and needs replaced. Try replacing the whole flush valve. They come in a kit that includes the valve, flapper, and seals.

Feb 26, 2015 | Home

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How to fix a flush valve


  • Most toilet tank troubles can be traced to a faulty flush valve. You have three choices in correcting this common problem: (1) repair the old flush valve; (2) replace the flush ball with a more modern flapper or install a glued-in replacement flapper; (3) or install a new flush valve.

  • These repairs require a varying amount of work. The more simple adjustments were discussed previously.

  • Examine the old flush ball or flapper. If it is aged or encrusted with deposits, replace it with a new one. Scale deposits on the seat can be removed with steel wool or with No. 500 wet-or-dry abrasive paper. But if the valve still leaks, it must be replaced.

  • You can install a new guide arm, if necessary. To remove the lift wire from a flush ball, turn it counterclockwise with pliers. If you are replacing all parts, simply cut off the old lift wire.

  • Flapper. To replace a flapper, disconnect the lift hardware from the trip arm and slide the flapper up and off the overflow pipe. Install the new unit, reversing directions, and connect the lift hardware back to the trip arm. Any excess lift chain can be cut off or left dangling, if it doesn't interfere with toilet operation.

  • A loose trip handle can be fixed by tightening. The nut has left-hand threads, and must be turned counterclockwise to tighten (looking from inside the tank). Or, you can install a replacement trip handle.

  • Glue-in repair kit. Many replacement flush valves simply glue in place on top of the old valve seat. While several brands are available, not every type of flush can be replaced by these devices.

  • On single-piece toilet tanks–with a flush valve held in place with flanges that fit inside the opening–the flapper-ball may bind and prevent a leak-proof seal. On more common two-piece toilets, this problem does not occur.

  • Using a glue-in repair kit is quick and easy, but you must follow the manufacturer's instructions. To be sure you purchase the right kind of repair kit, take a rough drawing of the bottom of your toilet tank and flush valve to your hardware or home center store.

on Jan 16, 2010 | Plumbing

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Why does the toilet make so much noise filling FluidMaster 703A5B


Just replace the flush valve with another one.
Flush the water line by opening valve before attaching new flush valve

Aug 07, 2014 | Fluidmaster 507C White Flush Valve

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Flapper valve closes too quickly


Fill the breather hole (1/8" hole) inside the flapper.This is designed to let air out so the flapper will sink. Now it floats longer letting in more water. 25%percent more in my case.

Apr 22, 2012 | Home

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The water leak to the bowl. How to fix? Thanks.


This usually indicates one of two things: (1) a poorly seated flush valve ball, which can be easily adjustedor replaced, or (2) a flush handle chain that is too long and is getting caught between the flush valve ball and the seat, which is easily remedied by shortening the chain between the flush handle and the flush ball.

One other possibilty is that the fill valve is not shutting off the bowl wash function. There is a small adjustment screw for regulating the flow.

Dec 11, 2010 | Home

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When I flush thenwater fills to the fill line and slowly keeps on dripping over the top of the flush valve tube.


I would ckeck to see where water fill line is inside toilet tank and then adjust flush valve to try to get it to shut off at this point. Not knowing whether your toilet still has original flush valve it is hard to tell you how to fix it. If it has float mounted on rod to flush valve there is usually a set screw on the top of the flush valve in the center. Turn this screw clockwise to make valve shut off sooner. Try to set it so that water shuts off when it is at fill mark. If float is mounted on brass float rod you can support rod closest to flush valve with left hand and carefully bend rod down a little with your right. This will cause flush valve to shut off sooner. If the seat is worn to badly in flush valve you will need to replace it.

Nov 18, 2010 | American Standard 2004.014.178 Champion 4...

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Igenium Flushing valve will not shut off.


THE WHITE PIECE IS LOCKED IN YOU MUST PUSH DOWN AND TURN A HALF OF TURN .THEN LIFT IT OUT,DON'T DAMAGE YOUR O RING

Apr 05, 2010 | Kohler K-3422 - Wellworth Elongated...

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I have a siemens WDI 1640 washer/dryer which is


I managed to find out the fault code E14 relates to faulty Heating element, product code 494069, and have been quoted £65.00 + Vat for the Bosch replacement. I am yet to decide on how I will proceed.

Dec 29, 2009 | Siemens Washing Machines

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Flush valve is broken how do I fix it ?


Purchase a new flush valve at hardware store.
You'll need cresent wrench, locking pliers, small pipe wrench, small pail, towels, putty knife.
turn off water supply, flush toilet to remove water from tank, soak up remaining water with towel in tank, remove supply line from valve on botton of tank (you may have to hold valve with pliers inside the tank to keep from turning.) Clean area inside tank with putty knife where new valve will seat. Install new valve, attach supply line, connect overflow tube. turn on water.
Check for leaks.
Repeat if necessary. :-)

Sep 14, 2009 | Home

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Half flush doesn't stop running


Yes, If I remember correctly you need to replace the flush valves. I cant remember if there is just one or two valves but they need to be replaced. go to your nearest plumbing supply house (a home improvement store will not carry it) and get a new valve. This will fix your problem.

Apr 21, 2009 | Home

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