I have a strange problem that was not solved with the simplest
The toilet tank in bathroom would leak water into toilet (not to
floor) and refill periodically, which was noisy and obviously wasted
So, I went to a store and bought a new "flapper valve". Unfortunately,
it made matters even worse: the new one leaked water so badly that the
tank would not even fill! (we also have water pressure issues)
As a stopgap measure, I added a 7/8" nut as a weight and that seems to
work to stop leaking -- but the toilet does not flush as intended as
one needs to hold the handle to continue flushing (ie, the valve does
not lock in the "up" position util the tank drains, as it should).
Without the nut, if I hold the valve with my finger until the tank
fills, the valve would continue leaking a little bit after I remove
the finger. The extra weight of the nut stops that leak.
So, I suspect that perhaps the rubbery ring that the flapper valve
seals, is bad. Does my susppicion make sense? An reasonable course of