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spidrw 01-10-2011 08:42 AM

Water main break yesterday - now toilet won't stop running
 
Our water main broke about a block away yesterday, and when the city had it all patched up, I had to run a good bit of water through all of the faucets to get clean and bubble-free water to flow. As soon as the water came back on, one of my new toilets just started running non-stop. It's not a heavy flow, just a constant hiss coming from the tank. Is there likely a piece of dirt that's holding something open in the tank innards?

It's a Kohler/Fluidmaster fill valve. Not really sure if/how to take it apart.

One thing I learned with this is that the plastic stem 47-turn stop valves that the big orange box sells are crap. If I have to empty the tank anyway, I'll probably go ahead and replace that with a quarter turn valve too.

the_man 01-10-2011 08:47 AM

http://www.toiletology.com/troubles.shtml read #2 it gives a good description of disassembly for cleaning out debris

spidrw 01-10-2011 09:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the_man (Post 566899)
http://www.toiletology.com/troubles.shtml read #2 it gives a good description of disassembly for cleaning out debris

Perfect! That took care of it. Thanks.


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