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Water continues to flow after tank fills

Problem is not related to the flapper leaking. Sometimes it shuts off, sometimes it continues to run at full flow. It seems to be a problem with the valve mechanism. I cannot find any adjustments, does the valve need to be replaced or is there something else to check?

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  • amateur22 Feb 16, 2009

    water continues to flow in the tank, tried adjusting the screw that supports the float mechanism. this was unsuccessful. Water does not stop running.

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You need to replae the float valve


go to Ace hardware and get a fluidmaster fill valve kit

they range from $7 to $9

come back

turn water off at riser( up to the tank

flush toilet remove tank top lift the flapper up and lt water drain

get bucket or small bowl

remove the plastic nut that holds the silver risr or flex line

look up under the tank there is a large lock nut screwed onto the plastic fill tank assembly

remove the nut (try to place bowl to collect wter left in tank

remove the float assembly from inside the tank

Install new fluidmaster ( flow step by step directions

good luck

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I have had this problem in the past as well. What you need to do is try and find a piston complete for flush valve. Part #9208.83.00. Five years ago they cost $22.50 each. If you can locate the part, I would suggest getting a few, they are hard to find and it seems they only last about 5 years.

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