I have a Kohler handicap toilet that is two years old. The water in the
tank was seeping out, and it had to refill periodically. I replaced the
flapper, but it still leaks. I tried another flapper, and it still
leaks. I have tried every thing I can. Is there any one that can help
me with my problem. Thank you.
Tank your finger and run it around the lip (where the flapper makes
its seal). Are there any burrs or any high or low spots? Sometimes
toilets will have slight defects in manufacturing that will cause this
Otherwise, without seeing the job myself, there are some possible
you can take some vasoline and put a light coating on the flapper
(where it makes its seal). For a slight problem, that can help but
it's not permanant.
Also check that the chain/strap going to the handle isn't binding and
preventing a good seal. or that it isn't too tight and holding the
flapper slightly open.
If the simple shit doesn't work, you have several choices.
A. Buy a new toilet and replace the whole damn thing.
B: Buy a new tank and replace the entire tank.
C: Buy a rebuild kit and replace the fill tube (the center tube) The
kit also comes with new flappers, etc. (costs about $12.00 at Home
I want to thank you guys for your information, and help. A plumber came
in, and found the leak was at the rubber gasket between the toilet, and
the tank. He was able to tighten it, and the leak has stopped. I
appreciate you taking the time to give me an answer. Until the next
IN GOD WE TRUST
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