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American standard toilet running

I have an American Standard toilet circa 1999 with a float apparatus I am unfamiliar with. It has a yellow plastic bulb shape on the stem that seem to house the shut-off. It has a horizontal seam that is no longer fitting together. The water hose coming off the top clips onto the side of the overflow tube. I cannot figure out how to get this model to shut off. I turned off the water supply to the toilet, but need advice on fixing the float. Thanks.

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  • Jimmy James May 11, 2010

    Did you try to adjust the float?

    This is the small screw at the top of the arm



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There should be two screws on top of the assembly to control the level of the water. One increases, the other decreases. But if the bulb has a horizontal split it will have to be replaced. It simply screws of and on the arm. The water hose clips to the drain tube and the water should be directed inside the tube.

Buy a bulb, and if nothing else, bend the arm down to decrease the level of the arm and bulb and consequently the water level.

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