Hope someone can help. I needed to replace a flapper on a three year
old AM. STRD. Toilet because the original was not sealing causing
phantom flushes. Needless to say, I figured it would be a snap job!!
I am on my 4th new flapper install. All were universal types bought at
your usual Do-it-yourself stores (e.g.: home despot).
Thing is---they all seal properly---my problem is---the damn things
don't always drop after flushing! I have tried both the snap down
type (snaps over the standpipe ears) and the type with rubber holes
that fit over the ears.
Same result---a 50 to 80% drop rate. Sometimes it just sticks
up---sometimes the rubber binds causing it to stay up or to fall and
not seat. I have tried all types of chain lengths and slacks. I still
get the problem.
My question obviously is what am I doing wrong?
The chain is at a slight angle to the center of the flaooer---as it was
on the original. I have a side angle flush handle---seems to work
Should I just replace the whole flush mechanism---seems to be
overkill-but-hey---this is a "simple" task that is driving me
nuts and wasting a lot of water!
Any help appreciated! (am trying my 5th flapper as I speak!)