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Dripping feed pipe

When I flush the toilet the tank does fill up to the proper level. But within about 15 minutes, the water level rises to the brink of the fill tube and it immediately starts dripping from the black feed tube. It then continues that way until the toilet is flushed again. We've had the thing for two years with no problems.

I took out the flapper and cleaned it. There wasn't much sediment; it was just a bit slimy. We do have a Rainsoft water softener in the house.

Thanks, Jeff Lowden

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  • jeffrylowden May 05, 2010

    Thanks for your response. The problem is, this is a Toto toilet and the valve doesn't look the same. It's a more streamlined and sealed (I think) unit. I don't know if I can take it apart. I'll try this afternoon. Perhaps there's a manual online for the unit online. Could the original Toto valve be replaced with one of the ones pictured above? I've made that repair a few times before.

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Hi,
Your problem is not with the flapper, although it is a good idea the change that periodically also... The prolem you are having is with the fill valve. There is dirt in the fill valve which does two things. It blocks the water flow into the toilet and it also prevents the valve from shutting off completely. Depending on what kind of valve you have, you can easily clean it out. But most vlaves need to be replaced if you start to have this problem.
If your valve looks like this then you can clean it by taking the top off and flushing out the valve...

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If you do not have a cleanable fill valve then I would suggest looking for one of these fill valves and making the replacement. It really is not hard to do and you will have a better cleanable valve in your toilet.

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