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American Standard Carlyle Series toilet is refilling about 10 percent of the water in the tank every 20 minutes. Do I need to replace the flapper or the entire flush valve?

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Start with the flapper. They tend to dry up especially with water that contains chlorine. Purchase the American Standard flapper if available for that toilet. Works better than generics.

Posted on Nov 11, 2013


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SOURCE: American Standard Champion toilet keeps running

Readjust the float. the longer it is the more leverage the fill water will have on it. good luck. The fill valve does come apart and cleaned if there is debri in it. Turn the water off first:)

Posted on Jun 20, 2009



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SOURCE: Flush valve drops before bowl completes flush

is the flapper weighted? if it is it will cause it to shut prematurely. one thing you can do is increase the water in the tank. you might have to buy a pvc cuppler to put on the over flow to allow it to fill up more. korky makes a nice flapper thats not weighted

Posted on Aug 01, 2009


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SOURCE: Toilets are refilling between flushes

Replace the flappers, and clean around the flapper seat.

Make sure the water level is 1/2 " below the large vertical tube by either bending the float rod down or adjust the skinny silver rod on a Fluidmaster unit.

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

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SOURCE: problem: water tank running water and refilling itself

probably the flapper valve is not seating correctly over the outlet. you can fix it by reaching in and twisting the valve one way or the other till it seats properly and the leak will stop.

Posted on May 09, 2010


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SOURCE: American Standard Carlyle. I think this is the

u will probly get a diagram with the pack u buy if u bay new sistern parts ,but its not that hard. pay atension to detail whan u disesenbel it. mostly to the rubbers and if u do have a leak use silicone. most rubers will be 1 inside 1 outside with washer holding it tight. sould be a breez bt if u are having any probs let me know im a proper plumber. wil coutch u threw. plz give me a reating. started using fixya tonight and if my advice helps ur rating wil help me help more ppl thx. o and if there is not a diegram in packet thast ask hardwear store to give u 1 or to exsplian. just gone on internet. they dont have 1 i can post to u sory. bt try and ill help u if u have a problem

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