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Old 10-15-2011, 11:45 PM   #1
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My toilet water tank won't fill up with water. I turned the water valve off. But when I turn it on it goes directly to the bowl then out the pipes. The bowl never over flows, but it's like someone is CONSTANTLY flushing. I have no idea what is wrong with it. Please help!

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It's the flapper

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My toilet water tank won't fill up with water. I turned the water valve off. But when I turn it on it goes directly to the bowl then out the pipes. The bowl never over flows, but it's like someone is CONSTANTLY flushing. I have no idea what is wrong with it. Please help!
Have you checked the flapper in the toilet tank for proper sealing? (on older toilets that part is a ball or large plug that goes over the opening at the bottom of the tank and is also lifted by the flush lever)

If the flapper has become stiff or warped with age that could also prevent proper sealing.
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We tried finding a flapper that would work for the toilet but cannot. To me it seems like a weird flapper, but I don't know much about toilets.
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It doesn't have a plug like older toilets(the ones with a flush chain). It's like a long plastic thing that get's pulled up when flushed.
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Oh, you know. The seal on the flapper does seem a little old. We also tried finding the right rubber seal but can not.
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Find a plumbing supply house. Can you remove the "long plastic thing" and take it to them? If they can't get it or tell you who can, it's time to replace the toilet.
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It doesn't have a plug like older toilets(the ones with a flush chain). It's like a long plastic thing that get's pulled up when flushed.
It sounds like a Mansfield - does the flush valve look like either of these:


If so, you probably need to replace the red washer (part M001 in the diagram), or possibly the entire flush valve (make sure you get the right model valve for your toilet: 210 or 211) - you can get both at home depot.
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It sounds like a Mansfield - does the flush valve look like either of these:


If so, you probably need to replace the red washer (part M001 in the diagram), or possibly the entire flush valve (make sure you get the right model valve for your toilet: 210 or 211) - you can get both at home depot.
Oh my gosh. You saved my life. Yes, it is model number 211. Thank you sooo much.
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Oh my gosh. You saved my life. Yes, it is model number 211. Thank you sooo much.
Awesome - glad I could help. You'll be glad to know the washer is super easy to replace.

And you actually owe your life to my grandmother - just had to fix one of these for her

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