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PLUMBING- toilet tank keeps running water but won't fill up the tank. Flapper seems ro be making tight seal. Water not being put into white plastic tube, and white rubber tube that inserts into it is

Water exiting from ********* mechanism; not from rubber tube into white pipe-coming out the wrong way

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The fill valve could be defective.

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There are only a coulple of places that the toilet could leak or, overflow and give you this problem. When you replaced the flapper valve, did it have an extra piece of rugger on it? Universal flappers have a round piece on them that are designed to fit over the overflow tube. If you flapper had this piece and you don't have need for it, you need to cut that out, if the flapper "hooks" to the overflow assembly. Leaving that piec on can contort the shape of the flapper and make it so it won't seal. If you are noticing constant movement(slight swirl) in the bowl, make sure the back tank is not constantly overflowing into overflow tube. If this is the case, your water level is too high. You will either need to adjust the water level and/or replace the fill valve. If you can hear the toilet running or leaking, push down on the flapper, if it stops, you have a problem with the flapper and/or the chain adjustment. When you install the flapper, you have ton make sure the chain is long enough to let the flapper fall and seal but, not so long that it can tangle or get between the the flapper and it's seal below it.

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If any toilet runs (continues to fill) when it is not being used, there are basically 3 reasons. the most obvious is that water is leaking out all over the floor so the fill valve thinks the tank has not reached its volume of water. Next, the rubber device that keeps the water in the tank when not being used (most commonly called a flapper) has warped from time or chemicals in the water (NOTE:chlorine eats rubber for breakfast daily), and and allows water to seep past it, which lowers the water level and triggers the fill valve to come back on to top things off.
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Open the back tank cover and check the "flapper" it is the black thing that the chain pulls up on to let the water out of the tank. If it does not go all the way down tight then the water will just keep running through the toilet and out the drain.
Sometimes it will crack and then not seal, someimes it gets brittle and the edges roll up so it isn't flat and the water runs through.
The chain can also catch or tangle and bcome too short holding the flapper up.
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