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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.

Posted on Mar 31, 2011

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SOURCE: Kohler Toilet year old do not have flapper. It has stright pipe

This is how it is meant to work!
Short push of lever for small flush, push and hold lever for full flush.

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SOURCE: Toto Dartmouth toilet flapper/chain design flaw

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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SOURCE: toto toilet, flapper doesn't stay up long enough to flush

One of two things is the problem. First, make sure that you have a tight chain with little slack. If there's too much slack, the flapper won't catch in the passing air to stay up. Second, the flapper is not correct for that style of toilet. You might want to look into purchasing a new Kolby filter that has a removeable cone in the center. Move that cone to 12 o'clock to allow the maximum amount of water to run through the flush valve. If the flapper you have now is flat, it needs to have a cone in the center on the underside.

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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Wont complete flush


Could be low water level in the reservoir, otherwise the flapper may be shutting to quickly to allow enough water to properly flush. You could try holding the flapper open or watch it's operation as you flush the toilet to see if it's allowing enough water to drain into the toilet. It's pretty easy to replace the flapper on most toilets and cheap as well.

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The flapper valve should be adjusted so it has only enough chain/rope to close plus a bit extra. If its too loose it may go too far back and take too long to close, if at all. If its too tight it will not close at all, and water keeps running. The tank water level should be set approximately 1/2" below the top of the overflow tube.

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The power of the flush has nothing to do with the fill valve. It has to do with the flapper. When the flapper is opened, the surge of water into the bowl is what causes the toilet to flush. If the flapper closes too quickly, it will take away from the powerful flush. Try to find the correct flapper for that type of toilet and stay away from the "universal" flappers.

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Fill the breather hole (1/8" hole) inside the flapper.This is designed to let air out so the flapper will sink. Now it floats longer letting in more water. 25%percent more in my case.

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The water keeps running. the yellow whatever you call it attached to the flapper get caught under the flapper


What is getting caught unger the flapper?
If your referring the chain that pulls the flapper up when you engage the level, that can be easy fixed by shortening/removing the links from the chain.
You can also remove the flapper and clean the hard water residue so it can create a proper seal.
Once your finished you can perform a test to ensure no more water is making it through when the flapper is sealed.
Flush the toilet, watch for the flapper to close. Once closed drop a couple drops of blue food coloring into the tank and /sigh.... Wait to see if you see it coming out into the toilet bowl. Check back in a half an hour. If no blue... Good job.
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These models need to have a flush valve flapper that has a styrofoam float on the lift chaninof the flapper. Go to hardware store or home improvement store and get a 'Korky brand toilet tank flapper with float 'ball". Cut the rubber ring piece away from the flapper and you don't need it (see cut here marks on flapper). Install flapper and adjust the float fairly close to the flapper.
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