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The toilet wont stop running. You can wiggle the handle but that does not get immediate results

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SOURCE: Toilet which keeps running, but not every time.

If you take the top off of the tank you will see a lever about 12 inches long that the flush handle moves up and down. To this is attached one end of a small chain. The other end of the chain is attached to the actual flush valve (which might be a flapper or a plastic column. The chain is probably getting a little tangled so that it does not allow the flush valve to return all of the way back down. You can confirm this by waiting until it happens again, then remove the tank top and look before you jiggle the handle. You might be able to remedy this by moving the hook on the end of the chain that is getting tangled. However, I have had better luck by replacing the chain with a flexible, but durable cable. I happened to have some large o-rings, which I cut, then put a knot in each end (after installation). Nylon string might work, but be sure to fuse the ends with a match. If you want to try the o-ring idea, go to any automotive service shop and ask them for a large o-ring, about the size that are used on disc brake pistons. Good luck.

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

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SOURCE: When I flush the toilet the handle stays down and

If you lift the lid you should see where the handle goes through the porcelin. You can remove the handle by unscrewing the nut inside the tank. Try cleaning the inside of the nut as sometimes water deposits collect in this area and cause binding on the handle shaft. After you clean it up you can apply a very small amount of petrolium jelly to the handle shaft when you reinstall it, this should prevent the problem from happening again.

Posted on Jun 15, 2011

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How do i stop the toilet from running


sometimes just wiggling the handle will do it .

Oct 19, 2015 | Kohler 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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Jacuzzi toilet


After flush the system must close the hole which lets water into the toilet. If it does not close after flush, it is continuously letting the water thru. Check if it closes after flush and allows tank to fill.

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How to fix running toilet


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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Toilet runs slightly, can minimally depress the handle to release a bit of water, and it will stop. How to fix?


Toilet runs continuously or doesn't flush adequately

Jiggling the handle might work for a while, but if your toilet is always running or doesn't flush adequately, you need to perform these simple fixes that usually can tame a noisy, inefficient toilet.

Check the Chain

The chain attached to the rubber flapper often becomes loose, causing incomplete flushing and/or continuous running. To fix it, remove links from the chain using needle-nosed pliers until it's tight.

Check Water Level

Improper water levels can also cause problems with your toilet. This can be fixed by adjusting the ball ****, which is located next to the overflow pipe, the open tube to the right of the handle. Adjust the ball **** so the water comes to ½ " below the overflow pipe.

Clean the Surface of the Flush Valve

A continuously running toilet can also be the result of a faulty flush valve. Because the valve is made of rubber, it can decompose or warp allowing water to escape from the tank into the bowl. Clean the sealing surface to see if this will improve the seal. If too decomposed or warped the valve may need to be replaced.

Replace the Flapper

Remove old flapper and replace with a suitable replacement. Attach the flapper to the overflow pipe inside the bowl. Then attach the lever chain from the flapper to the handle lever making sure the chain is taut.

This video will help familairaize you with the flushing mechanism and the repair:

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Bought a new toilet kit and had it installed but the water wont stop running into the tank and overflows out of the handle. Need help, Jerry


The float isn't closing the valve, which is adjustable, but there are many different styles of these. Who installed it? Can you call them back? Did they leave the packaging? I might be able to help if you can tell me the brand and model of the kit.

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The flush valve does stay open long enough after flushing


Which style of flush valve do you have? If it is the dual-flush option (solids/liquids) I do not know how to adjust those. If you have a traditional style, then the flapper or ball is closing too soon. You need to adjust the guide arm (flush ball) higher or shorten the chain between the flapper and the handle. Adjust this carefully or you will have it fail to seat and the toilet will constantly run.

I hope this helps.

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(who needed to replace the fill valve and the flapper at her home earlier this week)

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My toilet runs! the flushing flapper is all brand new and it still runs after it flushes, not all the time, but about 75% of the time. If I wiggle the handle it will stop. It is a 40year American Standard.


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