Running toilet with a water saver device

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Old 12-01-02, 01:40 PM
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Question Running toilet with a water saver device

I have a running toilet that has a water-saver installed in it. It will periodically (several times a day) run for a few seconds and then shut off. HELP
 
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Old 12-01-02, 01:50 PM
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Try replacing the flapper, see if that stop it.
 
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Old 12-01-02, 02:30 PM
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My toilet does not have a "flapper". It has a water saver device installed. It does not have a bulb either. I think it needs a circular seal at the bottom but I don't know how to install it.
 
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Old 12-01-02, 02:52 PM
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Waht brand is this toilet? Is it a Mansfield?
 
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Old 12-01-02, 03:02 PM
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Running toilet...water saver

I cannot find a brand name on the toilet. The toilet is 26 years old; however, we had new "guts" installed. It does not have a "floater" or bulb, nor does it have a flapper. I can fix one of those.
 
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Old 12-01-02, 03:07 PM
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Does it look like this flush valve?

http://www.mansfieldplumbing.com/images/troubleshoot.gif
 
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Old 12-01-02, 03:56 PM
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Running Toilet...water saver

Yes, although the rest of the assembly is not the same.
 
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Old 12-01-02, 04:04 PM
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Then you need to install a new seal that is like this.

http://www.fluidmaster.com/images/5102_product_image.gif

You need to remove the center cylinder, do this by unscrewing the top where the little hose is inserted into it. Once this is unscrewed the center lifts off of there. now in bottom of tank is the seal, this pulls off the valve, install the new one, and see if that solves the leaking.
 
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Old 12-01-02, 04:18 PM
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Yeah, the circular washer is what needs to be replaced, but I would go ahead and replace the fill valve also... The water saver type that are in the bottom of the tank and operate without any kind of float tend to just run every now and then when they go out... and I have not found an effective way to fix one... just replace it...
 
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Old 12-01-02, 04:55 PM
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Talking Running...water saver

I dismantled it o.k. I will need to buy the seals. I think I can get them at Lowe's Hardware. Thank you very much.

Sue--I will let you know if this did the trick.
 
 

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