How to fix a toilet?

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When I flush my toilet, it seems to run forever! WASTING A LOT OF WATER

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  • DebraY DebraY on Jan 23, 2019

    Go to Home Depot or Lowe's they have everything you need. Ask someone in the plumbing dept. You probably need a new flapper.

  • Tammy Tammy on Jan 23, 2019

    You need the kit(toilet closet guts) either adjusted or replaced. If you are handy sometimes it's just adjusting the float so the flap closes. Or maybe the chain that attaches the float to the flap may also be too long and is getting trapped under the flap. Which keeps the toilet running.

  • Abbi Abbi on Jan 24, 2019

    First open the water closet. Flush and watch. Look at the black rubber that is connected to the chain. Lift it and see if there is debris around the lip of the rubber and hole. Feel the rubber to see if it is old and deteriorating. If so replace with kit mentioned above. Trick is to learn how it works. While there clean the water closet.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jan 24, 2019

    The flapper inside the tank is the usual problem. You can just replace that or kits are made to replace the whole works. Not expensive and found in the plumbing department of a big box home improvement store.