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Aquasource toilet It is not flushing well. the flapper closes, leaving 1/4 of the water in the tank.

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You will need to adjust the chain. They are just clipped at any point when coming from the factory not at the opyimal length. It will take a little effort to find the desired length as sometimes the trick to getting the valve to remain open longer is opposite of what one would expect. I mean there is a point to where there will be more slack in the line than you might expect to get the valve to stay open for the optimal duration.
Hope this helps you.

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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: Toilet Refills Every 15-Minutes

I have minute amount of leakage into the bowl causing mold to grow. I believe that it may be the rubber seal for the flapper body to the porcelain.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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SOURCE: toilet tank will not refill with water after flushing

I fixed the problem. There was a clog in the pipes so i just flushe dthe pipes out.
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You need to replace the flapper and you will need to purchase one specifically for the Kohler toilet. I have the same toilet and tried using a generic flapper and from experiance, it didn't work until I bought the correct one and I'm a plumber! Have a great night.

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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Water keeps filling in toliet even after full


hi Patricia.
Overview Toilets haven't changed much in the last 80 years. After a flush, water still fills a tank, lifting a float that shuts off the water when it reaches a certain level. A lever still opens a flapper to cause the flush, falling back into place when the water level drops. So it's no surprise (nor any consolation) that we face the same flush problems today that our grandparents did. Sometimes the flush is too wimpy, sometimes the toilet keeps running, and sometimes the bowl doesn't refill.
Our ace plumbing consultant has a simple four-step strategy to solve 95 percent of these problems. You can complete the first three steps in five minutes. That'll solve most problems. The fourth step is usually easy too, but not always. More on this later. These steps work for most toilets but not for pressure-assist models.
Check the fill tube

Overflow tube problem

Push the fill tube firmly onto the fill valve. Make sure the fill tube sends water into the overflow tube.Remove the tank lid and find the fill tube. It's a small flexible tube that runs from the fill valve to the overflow tube. While the tank refills, this tube squirts enough water down the overflow tube to refill the bowl after the completed flush. If this tube falls off or the water stream misses the overflow tube, the bowl won't fill and your next flush will be wimpy (that is, won't develop a strong siphon). Reattach the fill tube and make sure it perches about 1 in. above the rim of the overflow tube. Flush the toilet and watch the water stream to make sure it goes down the overflow tube.
Adjust the fill height

Check the float

Adjust the float to set the water level. Pinch the clip and slide the float up or down on the rod. Keep adjusting the float until the water shuts off at the proper level.The water level in the tank is controlled by an adjustable float. A float that's set too low produces a weak flush; if it's set too high, water spills into the overflow tube and the fill valve won't shut off. The toilet keeps running. Look for the fill level mark on the inside back of the tank and mark it on the overflow tube so you can see it more easily. If you can't find it, measure down about 1 in. on the overflow tube and make a mark. Then flush the toilet and see if the water reaches and stops at that mark. If not and the toilet keeps running, adjust the float up or down. If you have an old toilet, you'll have to bend the brass rod that connects to the float ball to make adjustments. But with newer toilets you usually turn a screw or slide a clip along a rod. Flush the toilet after each adjustment.
Also make sure that the water level is at least an inch below the C-L (critical level) marked on the fill valve. You can adjust the height of many valves to raise or lower the C-L.
Occasionally the fill valve simply won't shut off, which means that it's defective. If so, turn the water supply off at the shutoff under the tank. Buy a replacement valve (sold at hardware stores and home centers). You don't have to match the old one; many, like the one shown, fit most toilets. It's a 15-minute change-out.
Adjust the flush handle/flapper chain

Flapper chain fix

Adjust the chain to leave a little slack with the flapper closed. Then cut off the excess, leaving about an inch.A chain that's too short or tangled won't allow the flapper to close and water will continue to leak into the bowl. This causes the fill valve to cycle on and off to refill the tank. A chain that's too long, or a flush rod that hits the the tank lid, won't open the flapper wide enough to stay open for the full flush. You'll find yourself having to hold the lever to complete a good flush.
To avoid these problems, adjust the linkage in the chain to leave only a slight bit of slack when closed. Cut the chain at the rod to leave only about an inch extra to reduce the potential for tangles. Then put the tank lid back on and make sure the flush rod doesn't strike the lid when you press the lever. If it does, bend it down slightly and readjust the chain.
Replace the flapper

Change the flapper

Unsnap the old flapper and take it with you to the store to find an exact replacement. In addition to the closest replacement, pick up a "universal" type.If you've completed the first three steps and your toilet keeps running, chances are you have a worn-out flapper. Turn off the water, remove the old flapper and take it to the store to find an exact replacement. (Hardware stores often carry a wide variety.) Most flappers snap over ears on the overflow tube. Others have a ring that slips over the tube.
Now here's the catch. You may not find an exact match. The range of flapper styles has mushroomed over the last 15 years, and you may find 15 to 20 flapper options on the store shelf. Some packages include specific brand and model information (so note yours before you leave home). Others have a "universal" label. If you can't find an exact replacement, try the closest one and pick up a universal type as well. They're cheap, and the extra one just might save you a second trip to the store! (Avoid the "adjustable" types unless you're replacing an adjustable one.)
Install the new flapper and make sure it opens and closes freely. Then test it. If the toilet keeps running or runs intermittently, you're not getting a good seal. Try a different flapper if the toilet won't stop running.
If you just can't find a flapper that seals, consider replacing the entire overflow tube/flapper. On most toilets (two-piece), this means removing the tank. It's not difficult and you don't need special tools. It'll take you about an hour, and you'll avoid that expensive plumber service call.
if you go to this link it will show you step by step on how to fix it. How to Stop Running Toilet Family Handyman

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AquaSource High-Efficiency 1.6; 1.1-GPF (6.06; 4.16-LPF) White WaterSense Dual-Flush Elongated Chair Height 2-Piece Toilet from Lowes that won't evacuate the bowl during a flush.


The flapper may be closing before the tank is dumped completely. You can verify this by observing flushing action with the tank open.

Apr 13, 2017 | Maximum Home

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Toilet Flapper drops too soon and causes incomplete flush. Replaced with new red Korky, and adjusted chain tighter AND looser.


Try adjusting the water level in the tank. Most flappers close as the water in the tank flows out to a certain level. Try allowing more water to come in to the tank. I doubt the weight of the chain has any effect on it closing too early.

Nov 03, 2016 | Home

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Why do i have to hold my toilet lever to flush?


Hi Nathan:
If you lift the tank lid off and flush the toilet you will see that a flapper valve lifts to let the water drain from the tank. The flapper valves are designed to stay in the closed position when the tank fills, but to float when the tank is flushed.
The problem will probably be that the flapper valve no longer floats due to saturation with water, or a leak that has allowed water inside the float.
The fix is to replace the float valve. Parts are available at most hardware and plumbing supply stores.
Cheers

Apr 13, 2016 | Home

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Why does the flap close before water flushes


the flapper is pushed down too far on the vent tube. leave about 1/2 inch of space between the bottom of the flapper flange when you seat it over the vent tube. make sure the flapper is level. if the flapper is too close to the bottom of the vent tube, it will slam shut before the flush is finished.

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Bought a brand new Orion toilet and cannot get the flush regulated. Bought another new flapper and it will not always flush completely. If you adjust it too much it leaks at the flapper.


The flapper valve should be adjusted so it has only enough chain/rope to close plus a bit extra. If its too loose it may go too far back and take too long to close, if at all. If its too tight it will not close at all, and water keeps running. The tank water level should be set approximately 1/2" below the top of the overflow tube.

Jul 02, 2014 | Home

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When flushing, only a small amount of water leaves the tank, and the bowl just empties. The chain has a little slack to close, however, it does not hesitate at all. When flushing, the chain lifts the...


Try holding the handle down until the tank empties completely. If the tank leaks into the bowl during or after refill, the flapper is defective and not sealing correctly.

Jun 21, 2017 | Kohler Memoirs toilet tank with Stately...

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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.

Apr 22, 2012 | Home

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Water constantly runs in toilet. occasionally will semi-flush on it's own. How do I adjust mechanisms to prevent this?


change the rubber flapper in the bottom of the tank. This is the way water stays or leaves the tank. You can find the flapper by taking the top off the tank. Flush the stool and you will see the flapper come up . it is at the center bottom of the tank. turn the water off to replace it, and flush the tank after you have turned the water off to get as much water out of the tank as possible to replace the flapper. you can get a new flapper at any hardware store for just a few dollars

Apr 08, 2011 | Home

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I have a 1 year old toilet. The water level drops and fills about every 3 hours. What do I need to do to fix? Thanks. specialeight@aol.com


You probably need to replace the flapper valve in toilet tank. This is the valve that sets in the bottom of the tank and is connected to the flush handle that you push to flush toilet. Look at the flapper and try to find one to match it at the hardware store before you try to replace it. To replace most flappers you should shut off water to toilet and remove tank lid, Disconnect chain from flush handle and remove flapper from overflow tube. Install new flapper. Adjust chain so that there is about two links loose when flapper is closed. Before you turn water check seating surface for any rough spots or scale deposits.If there are any then smoot them out with fine sand paper. Turn water back and check for proper operation. Adjust chain length as needed. Hope this helps you. Thanks.

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