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Toilet has dripping sound - NOT the flapper

I have tried two seperate flappers and dripping sound still continues. Can even hear the dripping in the basement directly under the drain but no water anywhere. Is there anything else it could be dripping other than the flapper? Also, water isnt over the fill tube, so its not that.

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As long as the chain on the flapper is slack after it flushes it will seal.
then put some weight on the flapper just to experiment to ensure a tight seal.
if you can see the drain elbow under the toilet in the basement with the ceiling exposing the drain that would be the guaranteed way to know for sure. I am assuming you have done that.
Last but not least the small line on the fill valve that goes into the overflow could be weeping from the fill valve as this is the bowl wash.. So it will drip or sometimes it runs a bit . If this helps

Posted on Aug 04, 2013

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there are allot holes around rime inside they get clogged over time because water quality very hard to get there to clean best bet replace toilet

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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SOURCE: My toilet is leaking around the flapper. It does

remove old flapper, go to local hardware store and get a replacement for about $4.
do not forget to turn water off and flush it to clear the tank first. clean the fapper seat too.

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Water continues to drip from fill tube after the fill.

I had same issue but with different solution... I noticed that the rubber fill tube was rubbing against the inside of the flapper assembly just enough to prevent flapper from fully sealing after flushing. I routed the rubber fill tube so that it doesn't touch or impede the flapper valve.

Posted on May 20, 2009

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Mine does that also, here's what I found.; I am on a well and occasionaly sand gets caught in the valve thingy... Take the tank lid off, turn the arm that attaches to the float assy. 1/4 turn towards the back of the tank and take it out. Rinse off the gasket and pin as well as inside the hole. Reassemble and it should solve your problem.

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Replaced toilet fill valve - now bowl water level a bit lower

put some water in with a bucket. poor some in slowly until you get it where you think it should have been. If it levels back out at the lower level. Then there is nothing wrong. Maybe the leaking water was keeping the bowl water line high than it should have been.

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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If your fill valve has the float ball, there should be a screw right on top of the fill valve at the end of the rod holding the ball to adjust the water level.
Closckwise lowers the level.

Be carefull not to break the plastic ones. If the adjustment is all the way in or does not work, you will need to replace the fill valve.

You could also try bending the metal rod holding the ball, but only as a last resort.

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