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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
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...
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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