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Flushmaster toilet flapper closes too fast

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MAKE SURE YOUR FLOAT INSIDE THE TOILET IS'NT SITTING TO LOW TRY HOLDING IT UP WHEN FLUSHING THE TOILET FOR A FEW SECS TO SEE IF THIS COULD BE THE PROBLEM ALSO CHECK THE WATER LEVEL INSIDE THE BOWL MAKE SURE IT IS'NT TO LOW

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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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.

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My mansfield toilet 160 has a weak flushing problem


My toilet had same problem:
I thought it was a clog in the drain pipe.
But the problem was clogged holes where water flushes into toilet bowl.

Here's how I fixed problem.
Purchase:
Gallon of CLR calcium-lime-rust remover from Home depot.
Pumice stone from hardware store.

Home supplies:
Cut off bottom of empty clorox bottle to make container for CLR
Old 3" paint brush you don't use for anything else to apply CLR
Small cup to pour CLR into toilet flapper opening

Steps:
Look inside toilet bowl under rim and see holes where water comes out
Use brush and apply CLR to holes where water comes out.
Use pumice stone to scrape ... pumice stone will not hurt toilet surface.
Flush toilet to clear holes so far.
Turn off water to toilet.
Open flapper to drain tank.
Keep flapper open.
Use cup and pour dose of CLR directly into flapper opening.
(You can also pour CLR down overflow tube... but flapper opening puts whole dose directly onto problem)
Pour another cup of CLR into opening.
Notice how CLR starts coming out the holes into bowl.
Pour CLR down flapper hole until it runs easy and fast out of holes.
Close flapper, turn on water, toilet fixed.

Nov 22, 2010 | Home

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Flapper wont stay up during flush


Hi,
In the bottom side of the flaper there is a hole. There sould have come with the flapper pugs to make the hole smaller if the flapper goes down too fast... If you have them put a plug in there that has a smaller hole...they will be assorted colers, each color having a different size hole.
If you do not have the plugs then shut the water off and use something like a silicone caulk to close up the hole some. This will keep the air inside the flapper longer and help it to "float" or stay up longer...
Let the silcone setup or dry for a couple hours and then try again... or just buy a replacement flapper that has the plugs.... the whole replacement should cost less then ten bucks...

heatman101

Sep 27, 2010 | Eljer & Savoy& Toilet Tank With Lid

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2 new toilets installed. customer complaint of occasional clogs. no apparent problem although i feel the flush valve closes very fast. any changes or adjustments for this


Hi,
Often I change the flapper to get the toilet flapper to stay up longer, giving a longer flush....
Check for a generic flapper that wiill work with the toilets you installed...

heatman101

Aug 04, 2010 | Mansfield Plumbing Products Home

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Seems like it could use more water flapper closes to fast


IT DEPENDS ON WHAT FIND OF FLAPPER YOU HAVE ,SOME COULD BE AS EASY AS SHORTING THE CHAIN THAT HOOKS TO THE HANDLE,OTHER YOU MIGHT HAVE TO SPIN THE FLAPPER TO ADJUST HOW LONG THE FLAPPER WILL REMAIN UP

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Incomplete flush.. Water level is the proper height, it appears that the flapper is closing too early. What can be done to improve that?


If the flapper has a small cup attached to it that drains out slowly while the toilet is flushing, it could be emptying too fast. There should be some small pins attached to the cup that are there to be torn off and used to plug holes in the bottom of the cup. This will slow the drainage down and allow a longer flush.
If not that, look for something similar that will accomplish the same thing by allowing the flapper to remain open longer.

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Actuator/lever is broken


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Kohler two peice toilet the water just circles and will not flush.there is plenty of water in holding tank that run through


These models need to have a flush valve flapper that has a styrofoam float on the lift chaninof the flapper. Go to hardware store or home improvement store and get a 'Korky brand toilet tank flapper with float 'ball". Cut the rubber ring piece away from the flapper and you don't need it (see cut here marks on flapper). Install flapper and adjust the float fairly close to the flapper.
When the water level drops in the tank and reaches the level of the float on the opne flapper, the flapper quickly closes causing the toilet to have a "surge" of siphon action which forces the water in the bowl to be drawn out.

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Toilet flapper closes too fast, can't figure out the best position to adgust the chain.


See this PDF document link below for a product from Fluidmaster which allows adjustment for the time for the flapper valve to remain open after flushing:

http://www.fluidmaster.com/pdfs/555c_instructions.pdf

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