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Old 05-22-2012, 01:35 PM   #1
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Toilet tank fills on its own


Have an issue where randomly a few times a day I can hear the toilet tank on one of my toilets filling on its own. It doesnt flush itself but it sounds like it is filling almost all the way up. I'm wondering of the flapper valve isnt sealed properly and if the tank is just slowly draining into the bowl but not causing it to flush and the. When the water level in the tank drops low enough just filling itself back up. Any ideas?

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Man, mine does the same thing. A couple times a day I hear the hissing of water filling the tank, but by the time I get to the tank its stopped so I can never tell why.
I always blamed it on changes in pressure or maybe something to do with the tides (big imagination I have there)...

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Put some food colouring in the tank. If you see it in the bowl, most likely your flapper is leaking
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Put some food colouring in the tank. If you see it in the bowl, most likely your flapper is leaking
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Put some food colouring in the tank. If you see it in the bowl, most likely your flapper is leaking
Good suggestion. Before you do that, check whether the end of the small tubing that goes from the fill valve into the overflow tube is below the tank's water level when the tank first fills up. If it is, then it will siphon water out of your tank and cause constant refills. You will need a clip to hold that tubing above the water level in the tank to prevent that. They sell tubing and clip kits for this purpose at most hardware stores.

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Replace the flapper and be done with it
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sometimes just rubbing seat area of both flapper and seat will remove scum and make it seal again,,,with your finger(its clean water).

Have to do that very thing here every now and again,,,,but,,,if flapper is hard, checked, cracked or bad just replace. Doesnt cost much or take long to try tho.

Had another stool in a rental that cost me hundreds of dollars before it was yanked and replaced as it had a crack elsewhere that leaked huge amount of water without being detected sound wise. So they can leak under the flapper in that connection part.

If you shut water off to stool see how long it takes to leak down how far?

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