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Old 11-02-2015, 09:01 AM   #1
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Toilet bowl has low water


2 yo Kohler. No previous problem. Septic.

Why does tank fill correctly with water but the bowl water is noticably low?


Someone used it who has always said they use too much TP.
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Check out he refill tube is pumping water into the overflow during refill.
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2 yo Kohler. No previous problem. Septic.

Why does tank fill correctly with water but the bowl water is noticably low?

Someone used it who has always said they use too much TP.
Post some pictures of inside the tank. Thanks.

As rj mentioned, see if water is coming out of the fill valve hose going into the re-fill tube during a refill. If it's a weak stream, that could indicate fill valve is leaking and needs replacing. Just a suggestion.

Others will be along with more suggestions/ideas. Hope you get it working right soon.
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I feel silly. I knew the toilet sounded 'different'. I've been flushing it all morning hoping it would self-repair. When I took photo I noticed the white water hose popped out. (Why). I'll stick it back in to the level of the stain.

Someone is storing an over-the-toilet eterage here so it makes it harder to see the tank.


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It happens, probably wasn't stuck in there enough and loosened up and popped out or you may need to replace the rubber hose if it's getting too loose. Should fit in there snugly. Just a suggestion.

Nothing to feel silly about. Chalk it up as an easy fix. Glad everything is working right again.

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OMG, I've got to remember that phrase.

QUOTE: Startingover - "hoping it would self-repair"

That's a classic.
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I feel silly. I knew the toilet sounded 'different'. I've been flushing it all morning hoping it would self-repair. When I took photo I noticed the white water hose popped out. (Why). I'll stick it back in to the level of the stain.

Someone is storing an over-the-toilet eterage here so it makes it harder to see the tank.


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The white hose should have a holder clamped to the side of the overflow tube,probably rusted out.

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Canarywood, Theres no clamp. Should I buy them and are they easily found in Home Depot? I have another Kohler, same age and it doesn't have a clamp either.
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OMG, I've got to remember that phrase.

QUOTE: Startingover - "hoping it would self-repair"

That's a classic.
Sounds like someone who works with computers or electronics all day. Give them a quick power cycle or reboot and things are back working. Shouldn't a toilet flush accomplish the same, where jiggling the handle properly is like giving your computer the three finger salute.
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Y'all will get a real laugh out of this.

I'm teaching my daughter how to do small repairs around the house. LOL. Actually, I told her to join this site.
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If the tank is losing water, there are two reasons: 1. The flapper isn't sealing properly. 2. The water isn't getting into the tank to begin with. Easily diagnosed when you flush the toilet.
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Has she memorized the " self repair phrase "? ROTF
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Canarywood, Theres no clamp. Should I buy them and are they easily found in Home Depot? I have another Kohler, same age and it doesn't have a clamp either.
I've never seen them alone, they are usually in a repair kit, but that's not to say they don't sell them alone, ask the next time your at the box store, in the plumbing dept.
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Canarywood, Theres no clamp. Should I buy them and are they easily found in Home Depot? I have another Kohler, same age and it doesn't have a clamp either.
Those newer kohler toilets have a cannister type flush valve and have no clamps for the hose. Not the best design imo but it is what it is.

As stated above, fill hose just fits in there snugly, that's it. If not, replace fill hose. Just a suggestion.

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