Toilet running: flushing by itself?

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Old 06-18-16, 10:40 PM
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Toilet running: flushing by itself?

Hello people- Just lately- my toilet has been making noise- Not loud but the type of noise it makes as if someone just flushed it- and yet no one has flushed it-- can you tell me or diagnose what that means I should do to stop it- it only happens occasionally but is more frequent as of late.
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Old 06-19-16, 02:26 AM
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Sounds like it is flushing! Is it flushing? It can flush even it nobody pushed lever if it has a problem.
 
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Old 06-19-16, 03:33 AM
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Take some food dye coloring and drop it in the tank. Look for the color in the bowl. I might take an hour. If it shows in the bowl, you have a bad flapper. BTW...don't use yellow color.
 
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Old 07-23-16, 06:17 PM
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Like I said we are not flushing it when this happens- someone says it may mean that water is leaking from the trap in the bowl-- ?? if so how do I fix it?/ It happens very infrequently- BUT the noise it makes sound like the last few seconds when the bowl finishes filling up through the water sout before the tank water reaches the water line.
 
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Old 07-23-16, 06:59 PM
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Sounds like the flappers leaking.
As suggest just add some red food coloring to the tank, if it shows up in the tank the flappers leaking.
http://www.fluidmaster.com/product_d...ns_english.pdf
 
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Old 07-23-16, 07:21 PM
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I would definitely agree the flapper is leaking. A very common problem.

One type of toilet is illustrated below and the flapper is blue.

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Old 07-24-16, 07:52 AM
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Take a look inside it. 9 out of 10 times the chain to the flapper is getting caught up when the flapper is dropping down to seal the tank. The chain length or position may need to be adjusted.
 
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you guys are the best thanks
 
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Old 07-24-16, 07:11 PM
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you are very kind - thank you
 
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you are so very kind- thank you
 
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