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black00 08-24-2012 07:05 PM

Water draining into toilet bowl but not from tank
Hi everyone...this is my first post of searching and not finding an answer to my toilet issue. Couple weeks ago I noticed water running into the toilet bowl in streams from the front and along the right side of the bowl. No water streams from the left side. I turned off the water supply and left it overnight and the tank would drain. I replaced everything in the tank: the ballcock, overflow tube, flapper, float, and also the tank to bowl gasket. After re-assembling everything I still noticed the water streams just that they were very small now.
To narrow it down I put some blue food coloring in the water tank and waited to see if the water streams would be blue. After waiting almost 1/2hr the water was still clear. I flushed the tank and removed the flapper and used a small mirror to see if water was dripping from the refill tube's thread, but saw nothing. I dropped some red food coloring in the flapper's drain which still had some water in it (back of the toilet bowl if that makes sense). I monitored the streams in the toilet bowl and sure enough they were red! Is this something I should be worried about? Or as long as water is not leaking from the tank itself I'm fine?

rjniles 08-24-2012 07:24 PM

It has to be coming from the tank. There is no other supply. Worry- you are paying for that water.

Javiles 08-24-2012 08:32 PM

1 Attachment(s)
air gap the over flow tubeAttachment 56247

wassermeister 08-25-2012 04:20 PM

It could be that your flapper is not sealing tight - did you get the right size? Also - did you change out the valve seat? It is a larger gasket ring that sits around the flush valve. This part failed on me before and caused the slow leak.

brokeit 09-19-2012 04:27 PM

tank leaking

Originally Posted by Javiles (Post 995719)
air gap the over flow tubeAttachment 56247

how do I air gap over flow tube ? Can' tell by the picture.

plummen 09-19-2012 08:02 PM

Try scuffing up the area the flapper seats against a little get the crud off of it.:)

ben's plumbing 09-19-2012 08:28 PM

sounds like you need a new flushvalve assy...thats the part the flapper is hooked to....:yes:

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