Kathy
Kathy
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  • Monon, IN
Asked on Apr 17, 2013

toliet running

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we have replaced the insides (ball and chain and seal) i twice now. toliet works fine for a few weeks then starts running again. is there a permanent fix for this. why would it keep happening?
8 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on Apr 17, 2013

    is the chain The proper length? I have fixed some for some clients where it was left too long and it would get caught under the flapper. You also need to be sure the float is adjusted properly so the water level stops before it reaches the top of the over flow tube. this is a more common problem than the flapper.

  • Kathy
    on Apr 17, 2013

    thanks will check it out

  • If the fitting that the rubber flapper seals against or the flapper is not in the proper position or has moved sense you installed it the flapper will not seal properly. It is critical that the flapper lays flat when its closed and not at an angle from the pivot point when its closed. Also on the chain part. If it is to short also when you flush the handle you can be putting to much pressure on the flapper causing it to go out of alignment. So the chain needs to be just right. To long it hangs up the flapper, to short is causes it to become misaligned. My guess its to short.

  • H.O. Electric
    on Apr 18, 2013

    Put in the correct "ball and chain and seal" and change the fill mechanism. That will do it.

    , Boston s Home Team
  • Kathy
    on Apr 18, 2013

    we have checked everything above and it still runs. what do you mean by correct ball and chain seal? we thought they were all the same!

  • Kathy, that is the point of my post also. They are not all the same. Although they all tend to fit, each manufacture has their own that work much better. like a car, you can get aftermarket parts, or the manufacture parts. Both look the same, but the original equipment always works best.

  • Kathy
    on Apr 18, 2013

    wow thanks. never knew that. will get on that right away. i really appreciate this. everytime it happens the water bill shoots way up

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Apr 18, 2013

    I have also swapped out just the "tank" part . I have seen tanks for about 40 bucks but the better one are about 60 to 70. This runs a bit more than just a "kit" but the install is easy breezy. http://www.homedepot.com/p/American-Standard-Cadet-3-1-6-GPF-Toilet-Tank-Only-in-White-4021-016-020/100599001#.UXAD4aJg_VE

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