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Loose toilet The actual toilet moves slightly when It is used. It also appears to have some rust around the seal area.

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Get a package of toilet shims from a hardware store. Look at the bolts on both sides of the commode that mount to the floor. There may be covered with a cap. Slide shims under the ceramic until the rocking stops. Carefully tighten the bolts until the unit is solid.

If the flange bolts are no good, you can change them (again the hardware store), but you will have to remove the commode and replace the wax ring before resetting it.

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It leaks water on the floor around the base when flushed. Only leaks when flushed Godfrey

The wax ring seal on the bottom of the toilet has let go. It isn't tough to fix. Two nuts hold the toilet down. Shut the water line in back off, take the 2 nuts off, and move the toilet aside. You;ll need a new wax ring, so you'll have to scrape the old one off. It will show you how to set it in and set the seat on. It only looks tough, but it's actually simple. Good luck!

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Toilte leaks in front have chk the lines and find no leaks. Is it the toilte

If you have found no leaks on the supply line, be sure to check the seal between the tank and the bowl. This is a common source of leaks, especially on older toilets that have seen much use.

Before you do that though, check carefully at the base of toilet to see if its possible any water is appearing from under the toilet. Your toilet sits on a seal, most often made of wax (sometimes rubber) that seals the water and waste from the toilet into the drain pipe. Normally, those seals last many years. Flush the toilet 3-4 times and observe whether any water seeps out under the toilet. Give it a few minutes (4-5) and recheck. If it is leaking, the fix is pretty simple: Shut off the water, disconnect the source water line just so you won't risk breaking it, and remove the 2-4 toilet bolts. Rock the toilet gently and pull straight up until the seal comes loose. The beeswax seals seem to work the best. Scape off as much of the old wax as you can, and set a new one. They are very inexpensive, and sell for around $2-3.00 USD. To reinstall, remove the protective lining (if present) on the wax, place the ring on the toilet, not the flange and carefully place it straight down onto the flange. Try not to make a mistake - line it up carefully. Press down on the toilet's seat area, maybe rocking yourself a little, until you can see the toilet is back in position.

Next, VERY CAREFULLY tighten the toilet's mounting bolts, a bit at a time, until secure. Over-tightening can break porcelain toilets, so be careful.
OK - either that's fixed or you've ruled it out. Next is the tank seal. Unfortunately, the only way to get to it is take the tank off. If its come to that, first go to the hardware store and secure a replacement set containing the tank seal, a new pair of brass bolts, and the bolt seals. Expect to pay around $4-5.00 USD for the set. The job is pretty easy, you use a wide flat-bladed screwdriver to loosen the (usually) brass screws in the bottom of the tank after shutting off the water and while an assistant holds the nuts from the bottom. You COULD do if yourself, but an assistant makes it easier. Carefully lift off the tank, and you'll see the seal. Remove it, and replace it with the new one, being careful to put it in the right direction, as they are usually cone-shaped. Set the tank back on, put the screws back in, using new seals/bolts (just for good luck) and reassemble. BE CAREFUL when tightening the bolts!! You can easily crack the tank if overtightened.

This is a lot of writing, but just to give you an idea, I could probably change a wax ring in 10 minutes, and the tank seal in 15 or so. Best wishes -

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Caroma toilet 12years old, concealed cistern. Water leaking around base when toilet is flushed. water level maintained when not flushing, so the leak must be between the cistern and the bowl. Had a plumber...

Fixing a leaky toilet is actually rather simple, requiring few tools and just a little time and effort. In looking at Caroma toilets on Google, they appear to be just a standard type of unit, and should present few if any problems for yourself or any handyman of modest skill.

If it is leaking around the base of the toilet - where the toilet sits on the floor, the repair item is a simple wax seal. Here is a tutorial to effect this repair: Replace Toilet Wax Ring. The wax ring is very inexpensive, usually $5 to $10 USD.

If the water is leaking from between the tank (cistern) and the toilet bowl, the job is even easier, as it does not require lifting and moving the entire toilet. A good tutorial for that repair is here: How to Replace Tank to Bowl Gasket . The gaskets, new nuts, bolts and rubber seals come in a kit and also cost only $5 to $10 USD.

I am sorry to hear your Plumber insisted you buy an entire new toilet, but do remember he is in the business of making money!

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My neorest 500 smells we have had it for 4 years. I am wondering what can be done. we love the toilet.

Smells usually come from the tank and not the bowl.
Buy tank deodorizer from local store located near toilet brushes.
Deodorizer hangs inside tank. make sure it reaches the water.

You can also drain and clean the tank using CLR calcium lime and rust remover.
The CLR and gunk are fine for flushing away as long as the gunk doesn't clog the flush holes that let water flow into bowl.

Sewer line can also cause of odor.
If the toilet bowl is not full of water, or if nearby drain is not filled with water, or if toilet is not sealed tight against floor, or if toilet appears to have dampness visible around base, or if a vent pipe terminates behind a wall instead of on the roof: these things can cause sewer air to enter room.

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The toilet set is loose and move around. How do you tighten it> Serial Number is 8321280870

lift flat tabes on back hinge reach under hold wing nut with hand and use a flat head screw driver to tighten down

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One of the two blades appears loose inside the disposal and makes a lot of noise when running. Disposal appears to work fine otherwise.

If disposal works fine and doesn't vibrate the tubular drain pipes loose causing a leak, then it's ok to use.

The grinding sound is probably the bearings rusted.
The bearings are sealed from water, but eventually the seal breaks and bearing rust.
The 'loose' metal pieces attached to cutter disk were probably like that from beginning.
Put a vacuum cleaner hose into disposal and see if anything is rolling around inside.

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My 2000 millenia has a fuel tank that has cracked at the side seam. is there a way to repair this because the best price that I can find for a new tank is 1200.00. I dont know if the car is worth much...

It can be repaired for cheap. You need a tube of Seal-All and some toilet paper. Don't laugh, this really works. The Seal-All can be picked up at the auto parts store or a hardware store.
Clean the seam off with a steel brush to get the rust and loose dirt off. You don't need shiny bare steel. Wipe it down with some window cleaner. When dry, put a coat of Seal-All over the whole area and let it almost dry. Put on another coat of Seal-All and then dab a layer of toilet paper into the wet Seal-All. Let it dry and repeat this again. After 2 coats put a plain layer of Seal-All over the whole patch and you are good.
If you aren't sure then you could also use a product called JBWeld. It's a 2 part glue that should also do the trick, but it does need bare steel to do it's best job.
Hope this helps.

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The bolts used in installation may not be stainless steel also if you see rust stains along with moisture you may be in need of a new wax ring seal which will give the opportunity to install stainless bolts and kill 2 birds with one stone so to speak.

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Ice build-up in the area of the door could be causing the door gaskets to loose their seal. Shut the unit off and use a hair drier to melt the ice away from the door area. Return the control to run position and see if it makes a difference.

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