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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

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Why doesn't the waste go all the way down? It takes several flushes.


Welcome to our new world of water conservation. If you have a toilet that isn't newer....you have something in your trap weir. Or your flapper is malfunctioning. Or your float valve isn't filling your tank correctly. Or your bowl scouring ports could be clogged. There are sooo many things that could cause this....
.New toilets do this because their design to use less water has reached the point of no-longer working to clear the bowl contents. Plain and simple. It has became the norm to flush once for #1's and flush (how ever many it takes to flush all waste) for #2's.
Back to old styles...You can remove the tank top and inspect the water level in the tank(should be about a 1/2" below overflow tube when full), inspect the flapper(flush the toilet and see if your flapper is staying up long enough to allow enough water to enter the bowl to cause a syphon action that ends with a suction sound and complete emptying of the water from the bowl), flush your toilet and look in the bowl to see if the water spraying from your rim is adequately dispensing water to scour the sides of the bowl, and also look at the jet that shoots water from the bottom of the bowl...aimed toward the outlet portion of the very bottom of the interior bowl. This jet is what starts the syphon action that empties your bowl. If you have something stuck in your trap weir....you probably need to call your Plumber to auger the object out or break it down to a size that will pass into the sewer.
The small ports that spray your sides can be cleared with a 3/16" stiff nylon brush...the jet down below can be cleared with a 1" stiff nylon brush. Flapper malfunction is repaired by replacing the flapper. Incorrect water level in the tank can be fixed by adjusting the valve float. but chances are that if it is all of a sudden malfunctioning...it probably needs to be replaced...good luck and always know how to turn your water off before starting work on your plumbing.
Be gentle with the parts inside your toilet tank. Using a calcium remover when clearing bowl inner ports and jets will help tremendously....but be certain to read the container and follow all handling/use instructions you read. Be careful.....Nick

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Check the toilet flapper, if the toilet is running it is because the flapper is not sealing properly. Change the flapper or entire flush valve.

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My toilet wont flush just keeps running


The flapper valve may have deteriorated with age. If it doesn't seat after the toilet is flushed, the tank won't refill and water will continue to flow.

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if toilet is running non-stop, check flap in tank. possible handle not returning completely holding flapper fron seating tightly. if toilet runs, then shuts off for awhile then runs again, flapper needs replaced.

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My toilet won't stop filling up so goes over the


Adjust or replace the float. Odds are its stuck. make sure it moves freely up and down. If you cant see the float "normally located on the left side of tank " adjust screw or nob at the top of tube on left. If you still have trouble, replace or adjust flapper valve [located at the inside bottom center of tank] Adjust with chain hanging from flush handle.

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Installed a fluidmaster dual flush a number of months ago. I was SOOO happy b/c our toilet FINALLY worked properly for the first time!!! Three months ago the toilet began to run continually unless...


sounds like you have a problem with the drain,check to see if the flapper is closing.If by chance you use those disks you put into the tank Id bet the chlorine deformed the rubber and the water is leaking by.

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Flapper closes way to quick. Have to hold handle down for complete flush. This is in an Amer. Stand. toilet. I have adjusted the chain and the flapper dail with no help. I work in the plumbing Dept. at...


Hi, American Standard uses a special large type of flapper that is designed for it. If I recall correctly,
It is black plastic with a device designed to delay the closing of the flap. It also has a special chain that is not like other flappers. Home Depot should stock these flappers. Fluidmaster makes a version of it that they sell.
Hope this helps,
Best Regards,
Mark

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I have installed a Fluidmaster 403 G fill valve, flapper and tank lever to the water tank in my toilet. The tank fills OK but after several minutes the water in the tank has drained out I can not see...


if no leaks in tank. push down on flapper when it fills up. if water stops draining then it is the seal under flapper that is bad. you can lift up flapper and put patrolium jelly on bottom of flapper. this may just seal it. or it needs a certain type of flapper.

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I installed a new complete Fluidmaster and filled it up with water but when flushing water comes out under the tank not under the toilet though.


probably needs a "doughnut" tank washer under tank..or try tightening the tank bolt..fluid master comes with a little rubber hose that goes to overflow tube

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The lever must be held all the way down until all water leaves toilet or toilet does not flush and re-fill


Have you recently replaced the fill valve and flapper ?If so make sure they are interchagable and can produce close to the same GPF as original hardware.Fluidmaster has a tall tube that can be cut according to tank depth to accomidate water volume in tanksome times a little more water volume will do the trick.Also make sure flapper is staying open long enough to produce the required results.

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