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Old 06-30-11, 02:35 PM
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I have a problem with water leaking from the toilet tank to the bowl, which causes the toilet to run periodically without being flushed. I read that the problem was probably caused by a flapper, so I installed a new flapper. However, this did not solve the problem. What else might I need to try?
 
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Old 06-30-11, 02:48 PM
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Hi.

Sometimes you need the priginal flapper for the toilet. The universals do not always work.

Did you clean the rim where the flapper sits on?

Is the chain loose enough?

Is the flapper hooke on squarely to the tube on the clips? Or did you use the ring?

If the fill valve was also changed that tub black tube that clips to the overflow tube cant just be stuck down the tube. If so and its too long water will siphon from the tank.

Last but not least the flush valve itself may be cracked. Thats the whole assembly the flapper attaches to.

What is the make and model toilet and what kind of flapper did you buy?

Hope this helped.

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Old 07-08-11, 02:41 PM
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The toilet is a Kohler 1.6 gallon. I'm not 100% sure about the flapper, but I think it is a Fluidmaster, the kind that you can adjust to change the water flow.

Thanks for responding to my post!
 
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I forgot to mention that I changed the flush valve when I changed the flapper.
 
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Old 07-08-11, 05:15 PM
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Did the flapper come with the flush valve? Meaning was it all one unit?

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No, I had to buy the flapper separately.
 
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Old 07-09-11, 09:44 AM
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Fluid master flush valve?

This is the flappers I use for the kohler replacements.


Korky Plus 2 in. Adjustable Toilet Tank Flapper - 2004PK at The Home Depot


This is what I use for others. They are usually red though.

Korky Universal Toilet Flapper - 63CM20 at The Home Depot

I also like the ridgid style. And when I but a whole valve I get the 507C

http://www.fluidmaster.com/index.asp?bhcp=1

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Yes, Fluidmaster flush valve.

Thanks again for your help!
 
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