Old 07-24-01, 02:18 PM
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Hello. I have installed a new flap on a toilet and now the handle has to be held for a long period of time in order for the toilet to flush. What do I need to do to remedy this? Thank you.
Old 07-24-01, 02:59 PM
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Shorten the chain on the flapper going to the handle. The chain should long enough to allow the flapper to seat well when down, yet short enough to allow the flapper be fully raised when flushed.
Old 07-24-01, 03:00 PM
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Adjust the chain so that the flapper just seats fully.
If the flapper is mounted with a rubber ring on the overflow pipe, see if there are little "L" shaped brackets on the base of the pipe.
If there are, cut the ring out and attached the flapper by the little rubber "ears" on the flapper base. It will operate more freely.
Shortening the chain will probably do it.
Good Luck!
Edit: Oops! T2H beat me to it. Great minds think alike, huh, Try? LOL


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