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Constantly running once you push down the handle the toilet flushes but never shuts off. It takes under a minute to fill up but then the thing keeps having water running. Some times you can jiggle the handle and it will quit but it is just getting worse

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One of two things one flapper valve bad -or flush valve bad or out of adjustment

Posted on Dec 04, 2012

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SOURCE: the toilet will not flush,

Is it a new installation or was it working before and now there's a problem?

It could be rod-clearance, it could be your water pressure or an obstruction in the inlet-filter, or maybe a couple of other things. Different fixtures have different minimum pressure requirements. Some work at 25 PSI static pressure at the connection but others require a 35 PSI minimum. This should be specified in the OEM's manual that you should have received with the toilet.

Some very informative troubleshooting videos are available for viewing at http:howto.flushmate.com

Posted on Sep 15, 2010

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SOURCE: I have to flush the toilet two or three times

Hello,

I located a complete troubleshooting guide that includes some other things that you may need to consider. Without further ado, here is the link:
http://www.flushmaterepairparts.com/troubleshooting#b
Best regards, --W/D--

Posted on Feb 24, 2011

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What to do if your toilet stops working


When a toilet stops working it can be a major inconvenience. If your toilet isn't working right, try the simple fixes below.

If the toilet doesn't flush:

When you jiggle the handle, nothing happens. Remove the lid from the toilet tank and peek inside. Most likely, either the chain came off at the lift rod or flapper end, or the rod broke in half. If the chain came off the rod, you can simply reattach it. (Finding the right amount of slack will take some trial and error.) Likewise, if it came off of the flapper, it can easily be reattached.

If the lift rod (the arm attached to the handle) is broken, you can purchase a new rod and handle assembly for a few bucks at just about any hardware store. A plastic nut holds the handle into the side of the tank and the whole assembly can be popped out and replaced. Once you've installed the new assembly, reattach the chain.

If the toilet keeps running:

Remove the tank lid and watch the toilet as it flushes. You'll probably see that the chain is too tight, causing the flapper to not close all the way, which results in water continuing to drain out and having to be replenished. Loosen the chain a little and see if it fixes the problem.

Another cause of a constantly-running toilet is an improper float height. The float is the balloon-looking thing that sits on the end of a shaft and falls and then rises when the toilet is flushed. When the float reaches a certain height, the fill valve is closed and the water stops flowing. If your toilet is running longer than it should, push down a tiny bit on the float and see if it stops running. If it does, the float just needs to be adjusted downward a little (by turning the screw at the other end of its shaft). You may need to try a few different heights to determine the optimal position of the float; adjust it slightly and flush the toilet, then adjust it again if necessary.

If there's not enough water pressure:

The chain may be too loose if there isn't enough pressure. With the tank lid off, watch the toilet flush. If there is too much slack in the chain, the flapper may close prematurely, reducing water pressure. Tighten the chain and see if that makes a difference.

Loss of water pressure can also be caused by the holes in the toilet bowl getting clogged up. There are little holes all around the side of the bowl, where water is forced into the bowl to refill it after a flush. If any of these holes get clogged, clean them out with a round file, a nail punch, or a similarly-shaped instrument. (Don't push too hard or hammer on the bowl.)

If the toilet overflows:

If your toilet overflows, the first thing to do is to turn off the water to the toilet. There is a valve on one side of the toilet, where the pipe runs from the wall to the toilet. Turn this valve clockwise to close it.

Once the water is off, use a plunger to try to clear the clog. If it works, you'll see the water drain out of the bowl. If the plunger can't clear it, try a simple drain-cleaning tool like a Zip-It or Turbo Snake. If you don't have anything that can remove the clog, or if the clog remains even after trying to clear it, you'll need to call a plumber (or buy yourself a closet auger or plumber's snake).

If you are able to remove the clog, turn the water back on and flush the toilet to make sure the clog is completely gone.

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Toilet not flushing correctly :why does tank not fill so that it will flush


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I just got a new Kohler toilet from HD. After installed it, it keeps running water fro every 10 minutes.


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The lever (handle) to flush the toilet does not rise after it is pushed down, causing the toilet to run. One has to push the lever (handle)up after the down motion to make it function properly.


I had this issue as well with my toilet. My chain was unattached and had been sucked down the drain under the stopper valve preventing the toilet stopper valve from completely closing and causing the water to continually run. After re-attaching the chain I noticed when I flushed the toilet that the handle did not rise again until I manually pushed it up. After readjusting the chain to a tighter position where the chain was not floating at all but instead holding the stopper valve in place I again flushed to check the reaction. This fixed the issue of the water continually running and also the handle not resetting itself properly.

Here is the steps I took to resolve my issue:

Step 1: Remove the lid off of the tank.

Step 2: Check to see if the chain coming from the Toilet Handle to the Stopper Valve is loose, unattached, or broken.

Step 3: Flush the toilet and check to see if the problem has been fixed. If not readjust the chain to a different position and flush again.

Step 4: If all is resolved replace the tank lid.

Other possible things to check:
Check the Float Ball to see if it's Half-way or more submerged in the water. If it is it needs to be replaced.

I hope this helps!

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Bought low flow 1.6 litre American standard toilet problem I am having is it makes this clinging noise constantly and when taking off the tank lid you can see that is filling up a slight amount


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Remove the tank lid and set it aside. Inside, you should see where tha handle passes into the tank. There should be an arm running along the inside of the tank that raises when the handle is pushed down. Attached to the end of the arm is a chain that goes down into the water and attaches to the flapper valve. Now that you have identified all of these parts, push down on the toilet flush valve, and you should be able to identify where the toilet is broken. It is most likely he flapper or the chain.
Shut the water off behind the toilet, at the wall. Slowly stick your hand into the tank, and raise the flapper. (Don't worry, this is clean water).
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