Hi, I hear drip drop from the toilet all the time, every once in
awhile I hear it running, like its filling back up or something. No
water spills onto the floor or anywhere. Is seems like whatever keeps
the water in the bowl is leaking. What is that part called and please
point me to instructions for fixing it. thanks.
We had to replace the flapper valve some six months ago because of
same symptoms. A slight leak into toilet bowl After took it out
noticed that one edge had distorted or deformed slightly due to the
weight of water pressing it down against the hole in bottom of tank
that leads to the flushing bowl.
IIRC this is only the second replacement in some 20+ years. Very cheap
item and very easy to replace. Ours is made of some sort of black
plastic or rubber although therec are other types, some fancier; but
whether they have any advantage don't know.
On Dec 11, 8:05 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Form a plumber, Shut the water off at the valve located to the bottom
left, Reach in and remove the flapper, Take the flapper to the
hardware store and get one jut like it. replace all of the flappers in
the house at the same time. They are the same age. It sound easy but
toilet repair "Call Backs" for plumbers are the most that we do. If
you don't get one just like it you will have problems. I gotta go to
my Jack Hammer show. Good luck!
If your toilet actually has a flapper, most older models do, then
just reach down and remove it by hand. No tools required. Shut
the water supply off first.
When buying a flapper try to stay away from the "universal"
cheap black flappers. They dimensionally may be off just
a slight amount. This slight dimensional difference may be all
it would take to make your brand new flapper leak.
If possible buy the toilet manufacturers flapper that should be
made with closer tolerances. If you can't get the stock flapper
go with a flapper like the red "Korky Plus" 5 year guarantee
flapper. It is made of a better quality rubber and can withstand
chemicals like "Vanquish" and alike that some might put in the tank.
It's best not to put any chemicals in the tank. If you must use
chemicals put them in the bowl.
On Dec 10, 6:46 pm, email@example.com wrote:
As others have said, replace the flapper. The cost is minimal and it
isn't worth trying to 'fix' the one that is there.
That is the "normal" problem but there are some rare other ones.
I had a toilet where the chain would occasionally flip and kink not
allowing the flapper to seat correctly. Took a lot of looking before
I spotted the problem. Solved by hanging a fish sinker off the lift
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