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I have replaced 3 flappers on one of the toilets. After about 6-8 months it will run for a couple seconds and cut off. it does this often. Since I bought 2 at the same time and the other has not had any problems, I think there is some minor defect on the one. any suggestions

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There is a very good chance there was a factory defect. Either the exit hole is misshaped or there may be a small sharp edge that could be eating up the flappers. I would contact the manufacturer telling them about your problem and see if they will replace the tank or just buy a bunch of flappers wholesale and change them when needed.

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Posted on Apr 19, 2014

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    Gene Kukuk Apr 19, 2014

    I have checked the rim the flapper sits on. I feel or see nothing. As I look at the flappers there is really nothing of any note I can find. I am going to replace the Tube and tank bolts and gaskets. Just find it silly that I have 2 installed the same day and the other I have done NOTHING to. Who would have thunk it!



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Do not bend anything, depending on type of ballcock, there are flat head screws on top to adjust or a clip on a lever to slide up or down to adjust

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SOURCE: my toto toilet keeps running

if its a metal arm connecting the ballcock shut off valve to the float flush it and bend the metal so the float is lower. if u can adjust the ball **** lower then do so. the shut off is not shutting off cause the float isnt going high enough. and the excess is going down the overflow.

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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 Power Gravity intermittently running

Did you replace the flapper with a genuine Toto replacement flapper? If you didn't, they are slightly different. Toto toilets are fantastic but you do need to use OEM parts for repair.

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Mine does that also, here's what I found.; I am on a well and occasionaly sand gets caught in the valve thingy... Take the tank lid off, turn the arm that attaches to the float assy. 1/4 turn towards the back of the tank and take it out. Rinse off the gasket and pin as well as inside the hole. Reassemble and it should solve your problem.

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SOURCE: Toto fill valve continual problem, new toilet

There are cheep fill valves and ther better built fill valves, so make sure you buy aa quality fill valve. Also buy a pressuer gauge at ahard ware store and check water pressure level at a faucet outlet. Screw gauge onto water fauct leave a little room for air to escape when water is drippng out tighten the hose bib on the gage turn on the faucet and read the pressure. If it's more than 50 PSI you need to lower the water pressuer. I need to know if your on a, on site underground well,or are on city water to tell you what you need to do to to fix this problem. If there is one. thanks for using Fix-ya if you want more info post here.

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