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Water is leaking out of the tank - not on the floor or into the bowl. I have replaced the flapper and a fill tank kit. It continues to leak out, what's left to replace?

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Hi,
To figure out where the water is going...get some red cake food dye or coloring and place a few drops into the tank...
The red will leave a trail or the bowl will start to turn red...
It will not take long and you will know exactly where the water is going...

heatman101

Posted on Sep 27, 2010

Testimonial: "I don't care where the water is going, I want to stop losing the water in the tank due to the cost of water & tank refilling periodically."

  • D. Floyd Kolb
    D. Floyd Kolb Sep 27, 2010

    My point was that IF you follow the red water you WILL find out where the water is going which will allow you to stop that leak and save your water...This is often the only and best way to find out things like this...

    heatman101

  • Joseph Mueller
    Joseph Mueller Feb 28, 2011

    Heatman is right, If the water is coming out of the new flap you need to fix it and not something else.
    Make sure the flush lever chain is not pulled to tight preventing the flap from closing all the way. I have also had problems with the flaps flipping over center and sticking full open.
    Good luck

    Joe

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