toilet flushing


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Old 06-08-00, 09:57 AM
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Everytime I flush my toilet, I have to hold the handle down until it's finished flushing. If I lift it up, the toilet stops flushing. I figure this is some sort of chain and/or flapper related problem, but what, more specifically? Do I need a shorter chain? Longer? Or something else entirely?
 
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by Tristan:
Everytime I flush my toilet, I have to hold the handle down until it's finished flushing. If I lift it up, the toilet stops flushing. I figure this is some sort of chain and/or flapper related problem, but what, more specifically? Do I need a shorter chain? Longer? Or something else entirely?<HR>


You will need to install a new flapper, this will solve the problem.

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Sorry for being this way but...why a new flapper? To me, the length of the chain seems more likely to be the cause.
 
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by Tristan:
Sorry for being this way but...why a new flapper? To me, the length of the chain seems more likely to be the cause.<HR>



A flapper can loose it's boyance over time, if the flapper is old then replacing it is the best bet. Sure the chain could be too short in this case, but, I have reason to believe the toilet was ok in the past and is now acting up.

This is what you can do to test it, left the tank lid pull the flipper all the way up using the chain, let go if the flapper drops before the toilet finishes it's flush, then it's the flapper, if the flpper stays afloat then shorten the chain.

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