Kohler Toilet flushing problem


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Old 01-03-09, 04:21 PM
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Question Kohler Toilet flushing problem

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Our Kohler toilet has a problem with flushing. When you push the handle, it returns back quickly and doesn't flush. You have to hold it down for several seconds in order to flush it. I'm assuming the problem is with something inside the tank.

Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

 
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Old 01-03-09, 04:23 PM
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Check the length of the chain. It should be fairly straight with only a little slack. Too much slack won't allow the chain to lift the flapper high enough to effect a good flush.
 
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Old 01-03-09, 05:54 PM
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Thumbs down Not a pretty picture

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Check the length of the chain. It should be fairly straight with only a little slack. Too much slack won't allow the chain to lift the flapper high enough to effect a good flush.
Thanks for that suggestion. I tried it, but it didn't have any effect.

Here's a picture from above into the tank:

 
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Old 01-03-09, 06:20 PM
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Looks like your flapper has seen better days. I can't tell for sure, but you still seem to have slack in the chain. It should be straight with only a little slack so the arm can lift it. It may be that the arm has become bend downward as well. Is it adjustable, or can you correct it to a more lateral position?
 
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Do you mean curved metal that connects between the flush handle and the chain?
 
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Yessir. Try that and it may give you more leverage, making the flapper go to more of a vertical position when activated.
 
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I tried loosening the large nut on the arm but couldn't figure out how to make it hold in a more horizontal position. Please let me know how to adjust it.
 
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Actually I just replaced the flapper and that solved the problem

Thanks Chandler!
 
 

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