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After flushing a newly installed toilet, the water will not remain in the toilet bowl but no leaks are present

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You may also have a crack in the trap of the toilet bowl. If you are referring to the actual bowl part. This can be a result of poor handling, or just a defect in the material. If you add some food coloring to the tank (where the flapper and fill valve are located) and let the toilet sit, you will be able to determine if the flapper is leaking, or if the problem is in the actual toilet itself. (If there is a crack between the bowl and the trap you will not see an actual leak, as the water is in essence just "going down the drain" Hope this helps

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This sounds like a leaking flapper.although you may not see a leak, this is always the problem.a leaking flapper can be replaced,just becauce the toilet is new does not mean that it may not have defective parts.i would check the flapper first then the fill valve.this will most likely fix your problem.good luck with your project.

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My toilet flushes, then the water in the bowl drains over 4-5 minutes resulting in sewer gas smells.


Look inside the tank under the lid, it sounds like the flapper that lets the water into the bowl is getting hung up on something when you flush. It could be the flushing lever. This would cause the flapper to stay open letting water to just pour into the open sewer line. It should be a simple fix. Just see what is binding the flapper & make an adjustment.

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How to install a new flush valve


  • Flush valves are held to the tank by one large jam nut on the bottom of the tank. Installing a new flush valve usually requires removing the toilet tank from the bowl, which can be rather complicated. However, wall-mounted tanks may not need to be removed.

  • If the toilet tank must be removed, turn the water off completely, flush the toilet and hold the trip lever down to evacuate most of the tank water. Use a sponge to remove the remaining water. Disconnect the tank's inlet fitting from the water supply. If the flexible riser tube is damaged, replace it.

  • Then, unscrew the two rubber-gasketed bolts flanking the flush valve. These bolts go through the tank and bowl flange, with nuts beneath. Use caution–forcing the bolts may cause you to break the tank, bowl or both. Use plenty of penetrating oil on the threads. If they still won't budge without force, try wrapping masking tape around a hacksaw blade and sawing with the teeth facing you, so the blade cuts on the "pull" stroke. The layer of masking tape will protect the bowl's glazed surface from saw scratches.

  • The tank should now lift away from the bowl. Lay it upside-down on a throw rug or newspaper padding to protect it, and unscrew the large nut holding the flush valve to the tank. Use channel-locking pliers plus penetrating oil and extreme care to avoid breakage. Clamp a well-padded locking plier/wrench around the flush valve to keep it from rotating inside the tank.

  • Install the new flush valve according to the directions. The rubber gasket goes on the inside of the tank to prevent leakage. The flat washer fits on the outside to prevent tank damage.

  • Use new brass tank hold-down bolts, which will remain workable. Tighten the bolts just enough to compress the tank's soft rubber gasket and keep it from leaking.

  • Install the water supply riser to the tank and turn on the water.

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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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The water level in my Toto Drake toilet bowl is normal right after a flush, but often is very low a few hours later.


The bowl is cracked and is leaking down the drain. You will have to replace it. It may have cracked if the bowl hold-down bolts were overtightened, or the bowl was not able to sit flush (pardon the pun) on the floor. If the bowl rocks when it is first installed, instead of tightening the hold-down bolts, use a couple of tapered shims under the edge of it, then caulk to fill the gap and hide the shims.
Good luck.

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turn off the water,, flush the toilet ,, using a rag or paper towels sop up the remaining water in the tank, ( if you hold the flush valve down more will exit the tank) remove the water inlet tube, remove the 2 or 3 hold down bolts that have a slotted screw head inside the tank, and a nut on the underside of the bowl, use care in lifting the tank off the bowl section, as they are normally a matched pair and most aren't interchangeable, on the underside of the tank you will see the bottom of where the flapper attaches,, at that point will be the gasket that needs replacing, remove it, and install the new one, reverse this order to re assemble,, NOTE, you don't have to tighten the tank bolt very much,, snug is better than over tightening, the tank will crack if you over tighten the tank back on the bowl, so use care in this step, I always replace the tank bolts at the same time,

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I have a new American Standard Cadet 3 that was just installed. After flushing, the water fills into the bowl. However, after several minutes, the water in the bowl slowly drains away and is nearly gone....


Sorry for problem with new toilet.
You say water is leaking out of the bowl?

Toilets have 2 parts:
1) Tank: where water is stored for the flush and is sealed with a flapper.
2) Bowl: where water flushes down.

a) If tank is leaking water, then flapper is suspect. Replace flapper and see if that works.
Lift up flapper and run finger around rim to see if there is a rough spot that would indicate flush valve is defective, and needs replacement.
See typical flush valve

b) If bowl is leaking, that is very unusual and would indicate a crack in the porcelain.

If installer sold you the toilet, it is his responsibility to make good on product.
All products are guarantee against workmanship flaws.

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maybe by shortening the chain length on the flapper valve might help

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After flushing the tiolet the water level in the bowl returns but then starts to empty out through the trap again until it starts gluggin for about 10/15 seconds and then re-fills and is ok untill the next...


It sounds like your toilet is not vented properly. Either there is no vent pipe (which is not likely since it has worked properly for a while), or the vent is plugged. Possibly an animal or bird has gotten into the vent stack going out the roof of your house and plugged it. When the vent is plugged, the water in a trap or toilet bowl will get sucked out as the water from the flush goes down the drain. I would say to have someone check your venting.
Good luck.

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