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After installing a new flapper the toilet still sounds like it intermittently runs; all seals are new and seem tight; no obvious water leaks, just "runs" after tank refills.......help

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It sounds like you need to adjust the float in your tank, as the water rises float will rise also and close the valve.

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Newly installed toilet is intermittently running and tank empties if water supply is shut off.


Sound like the flapper is not sealing. Check to make sure taht the chain or whatever controls the flapper movement is not too tight, holding the flapper up and, that it is not so loose that it gets tangled and/or gets caught in between the flapper and sealing surface. You should maybe be able to hear the toilet leaking and if so, push down on flapper and, if the leak stops, you have definately found your culprit. The first thing I would do is check the adjustments and if all else fails, replace the flapper and see what happens. Unless it's leaking on the floor, it's really the only way you would lose the water out of the back tank, unless you could possibly have a cracked or a bad seal on the overflow tube assembly.

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I INSTALLED A NEW TOTO #51 TOILET ,EVRY THING WORKED GREAT, JUST WONT STOP RUNNIG WATER .ITS NOT OVER FLOWING. YOU CAN HEAR WATER RUNNIG OUT OF TANK, I PUSHED DOWN ON FLAPPER TO GET BETTER SEAL DIDNT ...


There are only three places tank could leak without running on floor; 1 Flapper valve, even though you push on it, theres a possibility it might not be saeling right especially if it has a rubber ring that slides down over overflow tube. Tjis will sometimes contort the shape of the flapper. If it has such a ring and also has the ears to hook on to the hooks on overflow drain assembly, take the flapper out and cut the ring off . 2 if the overflow tube is not sealed and/or carcked below the water line, it will leak. 3 If the main drain assembly, where it goes through tank, is not sealed, it could possibly be getting past and still not leaking past seal between tank and bowl. Some fill valves will run a couple of seconds intermittantly and have to be adjusted but will not run all the time.

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My toilet keeps running. I tried to adjust the float with a phillips but that did not work. There is slight leaking into the chamber over the top.


If there is a continual leak in to the toilet bowl you will likely need to replace the flush valve or the toilet flapper.

As a first step try try cleaning the sealing surface of the flush valve to se if the flapper will seat and make a seal.

If this does not work and the flapper is visibly detioriated and breaking down shut off the water supply, remove the toilet flapper and visit your local plumbing supply store to purchase a suitable replacement. Install the new flapper, turn on water supply.

These illustrated instruictions may also assist:

http://www.danco.com/HowTo/How-To-Replace-a-Toilet-Flapper

Although less likely, if the sealing surface of the flush valve is damaged or detioriated proceed with replacement of the flush valve. Again turn off water supply and follow the instructions set out here:

http://www.danco.com/HowTo/How-To-Replace-a-Flush-Valve

If there is not a leak in to the toilet bowl and the water flow does not shut off completely, then water is flowing through the fill valve and the overflow pipe and you may need to adjust the float and float rod to allow clsoure of the fill valve. See here:

http://www.danco.com/HowTo/How-To-Replace-a-Float-and-Float-Rod

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I have a new American Standard Cadet 3 that was just installed. After flushing, the water fills into the bowl. However, after several minutes, the water in the bowl slowly drains away and is nearly gone....


Sorry for problem with new toilet.
You say water is leaking out of the bowl?

Toilets have 2 parts:
1) Tank: where water is stored for the flush and is sealed with a flapper.
2) Bowl: where water flushes down.

a) If tank is leaking water, then flapper is suspect. Replace flapper and see if that works.
Lift up flapper and run finger around rim to see if there is a rough spot that would indicate flush valve is defective, and needs replacement.
See typical flush valve

b) If bowl is leaking, that is very unusual and would indicate a crack in the porcelain.

If installer sold you the toilet, it is his responsibility to make good on product.
All products are guarantee against workmanship flaws.

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The toilet has been leaking slowly and it's trying to fill us every few mins, seems like the flapper or the seal is leaking. How do I know which one?


hold the flapper down and see if it stops leaking but it is almost positively the flapper. turn the water off, remove the old flapper, adjust the chain on the new flapper to the length of the old flapper, wipe the port area where the flapper seals to remove residue, install new flapper.

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Leaks from tank into bowl and when flush as it


Hi,
Change the flapper with a generic one that will fit that toilet... the OEM flapper is **** and it does not allow for a good flush either...

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I have the bellevue model and it keeps running even when the toilet has been flushed. It continuely seems to need more water and leaks a bit of water all of the time. It is a new toilet!


Your flapper is not sealing at the bottom of the tank. You can either return the toilet, replace the flapper, or try smearing a little vaseline on the underside of the flapper lip where it contacts the tank bottom. The latter may be all it needs to seal a tiny leak.

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Water leaks from tank to bowl till water level in the tank is jus


Yes. You will have to remove your tank from the bowl to replace the defective fill stack(the tube thing your flapper is attached to) it is not as hard as it seems.First remove water supply tube.Then remove the through the tank bolts. should be two of them. Lift off and turn tank upside down. remove spud gasket. Unscrew old stack. You should be able to get a universal kit to work with your tank and should come with all new parts including new flapper and spud gasket. You will need new through the tank bolts and note the sequence of assembly to get water tight seal on tank. Hope this helps

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My whip dual flush toilet leaks around the flapper


the flush neck must be pitted or someting, the part that the flapper sits on that needs to be replaced.

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