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I've tracked the problem to this: the water in the tank flows out slowly , continuously?? When I shut the water intake, the tank will empty!! Wastes a lot of water and, if water intake is not shut off, it continuously refills producing an aggravating and never ending pshhtt sound of the water trying to refill. ?? Solution, other than changing the toilet???
Of course ALL the DIY centers (Lowes, Home Depot, Ace Hardware, Do-It-Best, etc.) sell toilet repair kits. Sounds like you need a flapper replaced in your toilet. Search online for toilet flapper replacement to get guide on DIY.
Posted on Nov 10, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Toilet tank is refilling slowly.
I'm Harvey the Master Plumbe.
Your problem is: Installed a new American Standard Cadet 3 toilet bowl and tank at home. When you turn the water supply on, the tank refills normally and stops normally. After you flush, the refill is very slow. When it refills normally the water comes out from the bottom of the pipe (i.e. the pipe that houses the float cup) and when it is refilling slowly, it comes from the top of the pipe. Sometimes (but not always), you can shut the water supply off and when you turn it back on, the flow of water goes from slow to fast instantly - but you haven't been able to recreate this consistently.
These are the facts. American Standard has been keeping costs down by out sourceing. Their toilets are now built in third world countries and parts are made cheap. They're all doing it. Quality control is pretty good but your toilet came with a bad "ballcock". That's the refill part on the left. Because it's new, if you take the ball **** back to place of purchase they should give you new. If not, they cost less than $ 10.00 and easy to replace.
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Posted on Sep 14, 2008
Remove the tank lid and look at the fill valve. Is it a yellow valve?
This fill valve is common on the Toto Toilets and can easliy plug with debrie.
They can be disassmbled and cleaned. however, I usually just replace the valve with Fluid Master Fill valve.
You will also want to check the water coming into the toilet by turning off the water that supplies the toilet and disconnecting the water supply line. After removing the water supply line turn on the water at the valve to make sure that the water is flowing properly. Check the supply line also to make sure it is not plugged.
Be sure and place a small container to catch the water that will come from the valve. A towell will also help from making too much of a mess.
If the Supply line and the valve are clear the problem is in the fill valve.
The G-Max system denotes the Flushiing system which is a 3" flapper that allows the water from the tank to flow into the bowl quicker.
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
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