Yeah, I know, I am about the last person anyone would have thought would
ask an actual on-topic question. Here goes:
I have an electrical outlet by the pool that is tripped and won't
reset and there is a small red light on it that is on and stays on.
Replace or wait a day or two (I got like 8 inches of rain over the last
48 hours to it might be just wet.
The toilet is running. It doesn't have a ball, but rather one of
those ring thingys. Sometimes I can just lift the ring up and it stops,
so I was wondering if there was some kind of adjustment I could make or
if I need to replace the assembly.
Even then it appears that the flapper is also not seating properly.
I replaced it and it does stop if I push down on it. Is it likely that I
need to clean off the outlet so it seats better or something else going
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The seat the flapper pushes against may be cracked or worn. You may
have to replace the entire float, flapper, and seat assembly. But,
there are seat repair kits available that fit over the current seat,
but they are hard to find and I don't know how well they work.
Lifting the ring will stop more water from entering the tank. This is
not your problem.
The flapper is your problem, it is letting water out of the tank.
Clean the flapper and the area where it is sealed. The easiest way to
do this is to drain your tank. Turn off the water supply and flush.
You may need to try a different flapper. I've found the best ones
have a rubber cup (air trap) on the bottom. Even if it seems that
there is no leak, you may still have a slow leak. To test, turn off
the water supply when you have a full tank. Come back in an hour to
check the water level. If the tank is still full, you've fixed your
Also, flapper chain length is critical. Make sure it isn't too short
or you'll continue to leak. If it is too long, you'll have to hold it
for a longer period of time to get a full flush. HTH.
You most likely got the wrong size (or type) of flapper. Measure the
hole and look at how the flapper attaches and go get the right one. If
you have the old one and are pretty sure it's right, take it to the
store with you.
Don't bother trying to figure out what else might be wrong until you
have a new, correct flapper installed.
Sealant on the knockout should wait until the box has dried out/the
problem is determined. No sense sealing the moisture in!
Obviously you'll kill the power at the breaker box before drilling
weep holes. (Nothing personal, I'm saying it just in case.)
Of course, we're making the assumption that the problem is at the box.
Are there any devices downstream of this (assumed) GFCI receptacle
that might have tripped it? There may not be anything plugged into it,
but it could be serving as the protection for downstream devices.
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