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I had to replace the rubber seal mechanism on my K33860A toilet. Now no matter how I adjust the chain the rubber seal seems to pull to the left(as I face the toilet) causing it to run. How can I fasten the seal in place? Thank you

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Get the correct part from Kohler. Most hardware parts are close fit, but do not work.

Posted on Sep 18, 2010

  • mcbeth93924 Sep 19, 2010

    I do have the correct Kohler part--it still works once or twice and then pulls to the left

  • Poppy Chulo
    Poppy Chulo Nov 18, 2010

    Take the arm lever that pulls on the chain and bend it a little with your hands, so that it doesn't pull the flapper toward the left. Also, buy you a better flapper made by Korky instead of the cheapy special that's black color. Korky flappers are red color and you can find them at your box store.

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How do I adjust the toilet flapper, it is not sealing tight?


Most flappers have a chain. To adjust make it longer or shorter. If its an American Standard and the flapper has what looks like an angled tube where the chain attaches to, they are a real pain to get right. You adjust it one link at a time. 1 too long or 1 too short and it won't work properly. Its a rediculous design.

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follow this steps and fix it. God bless you

f the toilet bowl overflows, use a plunger or auger to eliminate clogs. If the toilet does not flush, tighten or replace the defective handle , adjust or replace the lift chain , or replace the flush mechanism . Jiggling the handle forces the lift chain or rod to re-seat the flush mechanism, telling you that something is awry.

If the bowl drains sluggishly, remove the clog with a plunger or auger, or raise the water level in the tank .

If water runs continuously through the toilet, lower the water level in the tank , adjust or replace a lift chain or wire , repair or replace a worn flush valve , clean or replace the valve seat assembly .

If water appears under the tank, tighten the tank hold-down bolts , lower the water level in the tank, replace the float valve , replace a malfunctioning ball or tighten nuts on the water supply line, replace leaking supply line . As a last resort, re-seat the toilet .

If the seat is cracked or unsightly, replace it .

If the bowl or tank is cracked or otherwise unacceptable, replace the entire toilet .

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Have a Duo Flush System from FluidMaster. It continuest to ghost flush. Have adjusted the float valve several times but is still ghost flushes. How can I stop this?


follow this steps and fix it. God bless you

f the toilet bowl overflows, use a plunger or auger to eliminate clogs. If the toilet does not flush, tighten or replace the defective handle , adjust or replace the lift chain , or replace the flush mechanism. Jiggling the handle forces the lift chain or rod to re-seat the flush mechanism, telling you that something is awry.

If the bowl drains sluggishly, remove the clog with a plunger or auger, or raise the water level in the tank .

If water runs continuously through the toilet, lower the water level in the tank , adjust or replace a lift chain or wire , repair or replace a worn flush valve , clean or replace the valve seat assembly .

If water appears under the tank, tighten the tank hold-down bolts , lower the water level in the tank, replace the float valve , replace a malfunctioning ball , or tighten nuts on the water supply line, replace leaking supply line . As a last resort, re-seat the toilet .

If the seat is cracked or unsightly, replace it .

If the bowl or tank is cracked or otherwise unacceptable, replace the entire toilet .

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Toilet runs slightly, can minimally depress the handle to release a bit of water, and it will stop. How to fix?


Toilet runs continuously or doesn't flush adequately

Jiggling the handle might work for a while, but if your toilet is always running or doesn't flush adequately, you need to perform these simple fixes that usually can tame a noisy, inefficient toilet.

Check the Chain

The chain attached to the rubber flapper often becomes loose, causing incomplete flushing and/or continuous running. To fix it, remove links from the chain using needle-nosed pliers until it's tight.

Check Water Level

Improper water levels can also cause problems with your toilet. This can be fixed by adjusting the ball ****, which is located next to the overflow pipe, the open tube to the right of the handle. Adjust the ball **** so the water comes to ½ " below the overflow pipe.

Clean the Surface of the Flush Valve

A continuously running toilet can also be the result of a faulty flush valve. Because the valve is made of rubber, it can decompose or warp allowing water to escape from the tank into the bowl. Clean the sealing surface to see if this will improve the seal. If too decomposed or warped the valve may need to be replaced.

Replace the Flapper

Remove old flapper and replace with a suitable replacement. Attach the flapper to the overflow pipe inside the bowl. Then attach the lever chain from the flapper to the handle lever making sure the chain is taut.

This video will help familairaize you with the flushing mechanism and the repair:

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The pull mechanism can be replaced with a universal one. This isn't a free thing but there are several different length's.
Pull yours out [ simple to do - unhook - use a pair of pliers and remove the large nut inside the tank and remove]
then take it and compare with a longer one. - Or there is a chain extension if you want to go that route.
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Water seem to be leaking trough the seal constantly and every so often keeps filling


Hi,
The problem is yout toilet flapper. It will look something like this.

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You can find a new one at most hardware stores or at a stoe similar to a Lowe's or Home Depot. Changing them is very easy, usually they are held by two ears on either side of the standpipe. Just remove the old one, hook on the new one and adjust the chain to the lever so that it flushes properly.
These are made of soft plastic or rubber and are affected by stuff in the water. Chlorine especially is hard on them and makes them hard and brittle, causing them not to seal right.
Sometimes dirt will accumulate on the bottom and wiping the bottom off will fix the problem, but it is usually a temporary fix.

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Toilet keeps running slightly when it should shut off . Do I have to replace the entire float mechanism?


Some time it is possible to replace the small rubber washer which forms the seal

Still means stripping it out

Quite easy really unless your toilet is very old and has metal parts then it will be corroded and will need Plus Gas to get it off

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Toilet flapper closes too fast, can't figure out the best position to adgust the chain.


See this PDF document link below for a product from Fluidmaster which allows adjustment for the time for the flapper valve to remain open after flushing:

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Your right this is a poor design. Space was the main reason for this and functionality was sacrificed. However, you can get a replacement rod at a major plumbing store. You could rig it by attaching a stem to the valve assembly. Allow the chain or rubber piece to slide over it. It is kind of like putting a permanent finger in the path of the chain to give it a "direct" lift up. This would then force the chain to go up instead of at an angle.

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