Question about Kohler Acorn Lift-Knob Flush Actuator Toilet Handles

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I have the Kohler toilet with the top actuator, it flushes fine but won't stop running. If I lift the tank top I'm making the toilet flush again. Can this be fixed or do i have to replace the whole system?

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(Problem 1) if you can see the water running in the bowl it's a good chance that the flappers warn. you'll have to look at the angle where the light hits the water. The water will be rippling where the top of the water meets the inside of the bowl edge.
For more info on how a toilet works = http://www.aplumbers.com/residential/toilet
solution 1
1. tank the tank lid off.
2. flush, the rubber thing that comes up and allows the water to go to the bowl is the flapper 3. remove 4. replace that should fix it.

problem 2 it could be the water levels to high.
(solution 2)
1. tank tank lid off.
2. if the waters flowing over the long tube in the center and down then the water level is too high 3. adjust the level either it will have a ball **** or a float in either case a ball **** adjusts by a screw on the fill valve. the float has a either a metal rod w/ a pinch clamp or a plastic long screw type thing. 4. adjust water level . 5. lift the flapper to allow a little water out til fill valve kicks on then release handle til valve stops . 6. just keep re adjusting til you get the water level right there should be a molded in line for the level on the back of the tank.

Posted on Nov 17, 2010

  • darringtonja Jun 30, 2011

    That sounds like a pretty rough situation. What I usually do when stuff like that happens is I call a buddy of mine who has a lot of experience working in plumbing services and he comes over and takes care of it for me.

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