Toilet issues


Old 01-01-02, 11:16 PM
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Toilet issues

I had problems with my toilet flush valve failing to shut off until water was draining into the overflow tube. I replaced the flush valve with a Fluidmaster 400, and set the CL height above the overflow tube. That problem is now solved.

However, after the flush, the toilet seems to make a lot of noise filling up, and the water that is entering the toilet (being shot into the overflow tube) sounds like it is draining straight out. As a result, the toilet takes several minutes to fill, and I think I am losing water. I used a Fluidmaster blue "pill" to test for leaks into my tank, and I think I have a slight one.

My question is: What do I need to do from here? And how difficult is the fix? I am definitely an amateur, but I feel that I am learning a lot about toilets here.

Thanks very much
Old 01-01-02, 11:28 PM
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The water cut-off level in the tank should not be above the top of the overflow tube.
There should be a horizontal indentation inside the tank itself, indicating the proper fill level for it.
Pinch the clip on the little rod beside the float-cup (down to lower and up to raise water level) and lower it so that the water level is at that indentation or about 1/4" below the top of the overflow tube.
Your flapper may be leaking. Did you replace it?
Is the chain just slack enough to allow the flapper to seal all the way?
Did you clean the flush valve seat with steel wool or SOS pad?
Check the flapper. It has to be leaking for water to get into the bowl after it supposedly closes.
Good Luck!

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