Can anyone tell me what is wrong with a toilet that has to have the handle
held down for it to flush completely? I replaced the flapper after it was
needing the handle jiggled.....now have this problem instead. It must be
Adjust the chain that goes from the flapper to the trip lever handle,
Christine. Remove all the slack but be sure not to pull out so much that it
causes the flapper to raise off the seat. Also - be sure your handle is
tightened to the tank. The nut threads backwards. Let us know if this
Jim Mc Namara
On Wed, 09 Jul 2003 14:00:38 GMT, "christine wagner"
If it has always been this may, it may be a water-saving toilet that
gives a minimal flush when you flip the handle and a full flush when
you hold the handle down. Many are actually designed this way. But
if it started only when you replaced the flapper, you maybe need a
different type of flapper than what you have. I always had good luck
with the American Standard one with the bucket with holes that let the
water drain out slowly enough that the flush is complete before it
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