Toilet shut off

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Old 07-08-01, 05:10 AM
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My upstairs toilet will not stop running after flushing until a faucet is turned on and off. This has been happening for awhile. Now my downstairs toilet won't stop running until the shut-off valve is closed. It doesn't seem to be leaking anywhere (except at the shut-off valve) and the tank doesn't empty when the shut-off valve is closed. After using the shut-off valve a couple times it won't shut off the water at all (had to shut off the main valve to the entire house). Any ideas?
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Old 07-08-01, 07:05 AM
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Upstairs:
Replace the upstairs toilet water inlet valve in the tank with a Fluidmaster float cup type. It costs about $7 bucks and is easy to install. Just follow the directions.
Downstairs:
You probably just need a new valve stem washer in the shut-off valve. You will need to cut off the water supply main to repair the shut-off.
If you need any help, just come back on this thread, and ask.
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Old 07-08-01, 09:38 AM
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Thank you! I'll try it. Just one more question - my home is only 6 years old. Is this normal to need replacing this soon?
 
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Old 07-08-01, 10:28 AM
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It depends on usage, but six years for a water inlet valve, and certainly a washer, would not be unusual. Things just wear out.
 
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