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Old 09-08-2011, 08:47 AM   #1
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The tube to fill the tank is constantly running and causing my toilet to partially flush itself when there's too much water. It's raising my water bill. How do you fix it?

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Old 09-08-2011, 08:52 AM   #2
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Check your flapper to see if it has any debris underneath. If it does not seat properly, then the tank will constantly refill.

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Old 09-08-2011, 08:54 AM   #3
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Hello Helpme and welcome to the best darn DIY"r site on the web.

Sounds like it is time to replace the filler tube and valve, these are available at any hardware or big box store and cost under $20. The instruction included in the box will help you with the replacement.

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Old 09-08-2011, 10:11 AM   #4
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I cleaned the flap. I didn't notice any debris but the water stopped running. If it starts doing it again I'll replace the filler tube and valve. Thank you!
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:39 AM   #5
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If the problem was the flapper....then replace the flapper.
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I'm glad you solved it. The chain in my toilet is too long so the flapper never goes back correctly. It's a pain to change after every time I flush but it's a way to stop the water from running constantly.
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I'm glad you solved it. The chain in my toilet is too long so the flapper never goes back correctly. It's a pain to change after every time I flush but it's a way to stop the water from running constantly.
Why don't you just shorten the chain?
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Old 09-08-2011, 04:59 PM   #8
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You can tell if the flapper is leaking by putting some dye in the tank and see if it ends up in the toilet after a while. Food Coloring.

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