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They sell a replacement lip for the pipe that the flapper sets on. It cost about 12.00 dollars and is really simple to install. Just make sure you buy the one with the small tank above the flapper to give extra pressure.

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The water in the tank continues to leak out and the tank has to continue to refill. I have replaced the flapper, I have taken the tank off the toilet and check gasket alignment. The tank does not leak...

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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Water constantly runs in toilet. occasionally will semi-flush on it's own. How do I adjust mechanisms to prevent this?

change the rubber flapper in the bottom of the tank. This is the way water stays or leaves the tank. You can find the flapper by taking the top off the tank. Flush the stool and you will see the flapper come up . it is at the center bottom of the tank. turn the water off to replace it, and flush the tank after you have turned the water off to get as much water out of the tank as possible to replace the flapper. you can get a new flapper at any hardware store for just a few dollars

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Flapper closes before toilet has completely flushed,

sometimes those flappers get leaks in them and water seeps into the inside and doesnt allow the flapper to stay afloat long enough for the water to empty. Just replace the flapper with a universal replacement flapper. Very easy and cheap fix.

Mar 31, 2011 | Toto Home

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Toilet loosing water in tank. Makes little hissing noise.

the little hissing noise is probably the valve slowly filling the tank back up and the water leaking out is probably because the flapper ball needs replaced. You can see it and get to it and replace it very easily, it is the black ball in the bottom of the tank, it has a chain going from it to the flush handle.
First make sure the chain has not flipped over the handle or gotten twisted, I have seen this happen and it does not allow the flapper ball to go all the way down and seat.

If you rub you finger across the top of the flapper ball and black (deteriorated rubber) comes off then replace the flapper ball, remove the clip from the handle, lift the fubber ears of the flapper ball off of the plastic posts at the base of the bowl fill tube, and replace making sure that there is not to much slack in the new chain, just adjust the clip on the new chain where there is just enough so that the new ball seats.

Make sure you turn the water off to the toilet before you replace the flapper ball your valve in the tank will open to fill the tank and it will run until you get a new flapper in place.

You can het a new flapper for a few bucks at Lowes, Ace, even Wal-mart

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Water keeps leaking into the bowl and runs continusly

The toilet tank valve needs adjusting for a lower water level in the tank; or the valve is faulty and needs replacing. I can't tell you how to adjust it without knowing what type you have. Many of them have a screw in the very top which when turned will change the tank water level at which the valve shuts off the water.


Feb 23, 2011 | Eljer Toilet Onepiece Canterbury ...

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Our toilet will not hold water in the bowl?

it is time to replace the flapper. turn water off, remove old flapper, wipe port off with rag where flapper seals, adjust chain to same length as old flapper, install new flapper. fluidmaster is the best brand.

Dec 05, 2010 | Home

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The water in the tank lowers enough to cause the float to sink to the point where more water must come in. I can't detect the leak. It happens about once an hour.

The flapper valve must be leaking very slowly. If replacing the flapper valve doesn't do it you might have to replace the flapper and seat. Fluidmaster makes a nice one but there are others too. You will have to remove the tank to replace the seat, but if the flapper is the only problem it is easy. Also make sure the trip chain isn't getting caught under the flapper, holding it open.

Oct 28, 2010 | Eljer Home

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I cannots top leaking. The toilet is full with water but from time to time it opens the walve to get more water in.

When a fill valve opens up from time to time to let more water in it is because the rubber flapper is not sealing properly and is allowing water to slowly seep out.
Toto Caryles have a 5 year parts warranty so keep this in mind if ti applies. If replacing the flapper doesn't solve the seepage problem then the flush valve (the white assembly the flapper connects to) may have to be replaced.
Be sure to install the new flapper at the exact chain length as the one you removed.

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Small streams of H2O down interior sides of commode bowl. Have replaced flapper and color tested for leakage,Nada, replaced ballcock fill assembly with Fluidmaster unit and still getting very small...

this is still the flapper.each toilet has a flapper designed to fit each toilet.your may not have the right flapper for the toilet you have.not all flappers weights are the same.youmay need to add some weight to the flapper or replace it with one that is designed for that model toilet.good luck with your project

Sep 29, 2009 | Home

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Slow water leak past flapper seal.

Replace flapper, it is worn out.Turn off water valve. Flush toilet, remove flapper. Then replace flapper, adjust chain to same size as old one, then turn water back on.

Aug 19, 2009 | Eljer Toilet Onepiece Canterbury ...

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