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the washer's are most likely history,you will have to remove and repair .check for access panel behind tub. there may be shut offf valve's .don't know if your handy,or not but not that hard ,or call your plumber!!

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SOURCE: Our Dual-flush toilet won't fill

It sounds like a problem with the flapper valve. You will need to puchase a new flapper valve for your brand of toilet or that matches the one currently installed. Thihs video will demonstrate what can be a simple and esy soultion:


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The water runs after toilet is flushed. How do I stop it?


jiggle the flush handle. IF that stops it,. your connection to the ballcock assy is out of adjustment, give it a little play, if it doesnt, replace your flapper valve. its the large swinging disk at the base of the tank. itll leak and that causes the water to drain which causes the tank to constantly need to fill itself.

Oct 03, 2015 | Home

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What to do if your toilet stops working


When a toilet stops working it can be a major inconvenience. If your toilet isn't working right, try the simple fixes below.

If the toilet doesn't flush:

When you jiggle the handle, nothing happens. Remove the lid from the toilet tank and peek inside. Most likely, either the chain came off at the lift rod or flapper end, or the rod broke in half. If the chain came off the rod, you can simply reattach it. (Finding the right amount of slack will take some trial and error.) Likewise, if it came off of the flapper, it can easily be reattached.

If the lift rod (the arm attached to the handle) is broken, you can purchase a new rod and handle assembly for a few bucks at just about any hardware store. A plastic nut holds the handle into the side of the tank and the whole assembly can be popped out and replaced. Once you've installed the new assembly, reattach the chain.

If the toilet keeps running:

Remove the tank lid and watch the toilet as it flushes. You'll probably see that the chain is too tight, causing the flapper to not close all the way, which results in water continuing to drain out and having to be replenished. Loosen the chain a little and see if it fixes the problem.

Another cause of a constantly-running toilet is an improper float height. The float is the balloon-looking thing that sits on the end of a shaft and falls and then rises when the toilet is flushed. When the float reaches a certain height, the fill valve is closed and the water stops flowing. If your toilet is running longer than it should, push down a tiny bit on the float and see if it stops running. If it does, the float just needs to be adjusted downward a little (by turning the screw at the other end of its shaft). You may need to try a few different heights to determine the optimal position of the float; adjust it slightly and flush the toilet, then adjust it again if necessary.

If there's not enough water pressure:

The chain may be too loose if there isn't enough pressure. With the tank lid off, watch the toilet flush. If there is too much slack in the chain, the flapper may close prematurely, reducing water pressure. Tighten the chain and see if that makes a difference.

Loss of water pressure can also be caused by the holes in the toilet bowl getting clogged up. There are little holes all around the side of the bowl, where water is forced into the bowl to refill it after a flush. If any of these holes get clogged, clean them out with a round file, a nail punch, or a similarly-shaped instrument. (Don't push too hard or hammer on the bowl.)

If the toilet overflows:

If your toilet overflows, the first thing to do is to turn off the water to the toilet. There is a valve on one side of the toilet, where the pipe runs from the wall to the toilet. Turn this valve clockwise to close it.

Once the water is off, use a plunger to try to clear the clog. If it works, you'll see the water drain out of the bowl. If the plunger can't clear it, try a simple drain-cleaning tool like a Zip-It or Turbo Snake. If you don't have anything that can remove the clog, or if the clog remains even after trying to clear it, you'll need to call a plumber (or buy yourself a closet auger or plumber's snake).

If you are able to remove the clog, turn the water back on and flush the toilet to make sure the clog is completely gone.

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No--need info on removing handle from Moen 87485 single handle faucet. We have removed the plug button and set screw but the handle will not come off. The handle is corroded through--can it be force


Sometimes there's a small Allen screw on the handle cover. But most likely if you've removed the cap and screw beneath, it's just stuck and will take some jiggling and vertical force.

Jan 01, 2015 | Moen Plumbing

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Have a Duo Flush System from FluidMaster. It continuest to ghost flush. Have adjusted the float valve several times but is still ghost flushes. How can I stop this?


follow this steps and fix it. God bless you

f the toilet bowl overflows, use a plunger or auger to eliminate clogs. If the toilet does not flush, tighten or replace the defective handle , adjust or replace the lift chain , or replace the flush mechanism. Jiggling the handle forces the lift chain or rod to re-seat the flush mechanism, telling you that something is awry.

If the bowl drains sluggishly, remove the clog with a plunger or auger, or raise the water level in the tank .

If water runs continuously through the toilet, lower the water level in the tank , adjust or replace a lift chain or wire , repair or replace a worn flush valve , clean or replace the valve seat assembly .

If water appears under the tank, tighten the tank hold-down bolts , lower the water level in the tank, replace the float valve , replace a malfunctioning ball , or tighten nuts on the water supply line, replace leaking supply line . As a last resort, re-seat the toilet .

If the seat is cracked or unsightly, replace it .

If the bowl or tank is cracked or otherwise unacceptable, replace the entire toilet .

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OUr 5 yr old duravit toilet is constantly running. Seems that tank water is seeping into bowl causing the mechanism to demand more water. Onl way to stop is to turn of water valve until we need. Before I...


if you can see the water running in the bowl it's a good chance that the flappers warn http://www.aplumbers.com/residential/toilet
1. tank the tank lid off.2. flush the rubber thing that comes up and allows the water to go to the bowl is the flapper 3. remove 4. replace that should fix it.
problem 2
1. tank tank lid off.2. if the waters flowing over the long tube in the center and down then the water level is too high3. adjust the level either it will have a ball **** or a float in either case   a ball **** adjusts by a screw on the fill valve. the float has a either a metal rod w/ a pinch clamp or a plastic long screw type thing.4. adjust water level .5. barely lift handle to allow a little water out til fill valve kicks on then release handle til valve stops .6. just keep re adjusting til you get the water level right there should be a molded in line for the level on the back of the tank.

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Our Toto ultramax model MS853113S will constantly


flapper most likely needs to be replaced not sealing completely is one problem----- the other is float level not shutting off water valve --and other is bad water valve not shutting off or worn and needs to be replaced remove cover and turn water on watch water level lift float up if water turns off valve good----turn off water if drain down flapper bad and needs replacement costs a couple of dollars to replace -if water stays level in tank than float needs adjustment or replacement

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Running toilet


At the top of the float there is a screw head, you need to adjust that until the water stops at the proper level. If this does not stop it from running then you will have to replace the float and I also recommend that you replace the flapper as well. This is not an expensive fix and the instructions are very easy to follow.

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Kallista toilet running. How to fix?


If you have lifted the float up and the water is still running then the washer has gone. As an explumber it would be easy for me to resolve, however you should get a plumber out to this one it sould not cost more then the call out charge and should take them 10-15 mins to fix the part costs 20p

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Toto runs non-stop; won't shut off


float is sticking make sure it is moving up and down.or the float is set to low, the lower the float is higher the water level is.

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