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Old 04-19-2016, 10:39 AM   #1
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Toilet STILL Leaking II


Well, I know it wasn't the 16" of rain we had yesterday, but I heard the toilet water kick-on again for the 2-3 seconds, then off. Did another leak down and sure enough, water is coming thru the brand new Corky Universal fit flapper. There is some slack in the chain, but it also has one of those small floats on the chain too.

I cleaned the rubber seat that the flapper sits on, but I guess it is still leaking. The fill-valve is working fine now Could the seal at the bottom of the over-flow tube be bad?

Pls let me know what is traditionally the most likely problem?

1. I did not clean the seal at the bottom of the fill valve well enough?
2. Maybe I need to put more slack in the chain?
3. The seal on the bottom of the fill valve could be bad?
4. Got a defective brand new flapper?
5. Other or combination?

Anyway, I'm all ears...below is the thread that started this, but I thought just cutting to the chase might be easier - thanks you very much, tstex

http://www.diychatroom.com/f7/toilet...eaking-387641/
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I heard the toilet water kick-on again for the 2-3 seconds, then off. Did another leak down and sure enough, water is coming thru the brand new Corky Universal fit flapper. There is some slack in the chain, but it also has one of those small floats on the chain too.
Make sure the flapper float is loosely floating on the surface, it could possibly be pulling on the flapper just enough to let water out causing it to kick on. If it is, you can try adjusting the float so it's higher on the chain or just remove it and see if that helps. Just a suggestion.

I followed your last post tstex. Hope you get it figured out soon.
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I'd replace the rubber seat that you cleaned.
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Use this
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Fluidmast...CRP8/100569329

It actually sticks on the old flush valve giving you a new seat for the flapper. Easy stuff.
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Thanks Guys..working from my iPhone so I'll review in detail at home.

The flapper float is actually completely submerged. I'll do some checking when I get hm

Thanks again
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I clean out the overflow valve area again, then noticed that the way the flapper hits the bottom of the opening, it does not touch any rubber - I feel like an idxxt. The opening that the flapper seats on is 100% plastic and it leans at a slight angle downward w the side at the overflow tube the highest The flapper is conical and goes into the plastic hole, then the flat part of the flapper makes the seal onto the plastic lip of the overflow tube hole.

So, w this info, took off the flapper, cleaned the plastic lip, cleaned the flat part of the flapper and then raised the float much closer to the top, then re-attached it all. Turned on the water and added the dye..so far no leaks...

I'm inclined to think that the w the prior flapper, having the float close to it was not a problem. W the new flapper, installing it at the same place seemed to be the issue, bc once the water drained enough from the tank to where the flapper float was on top of the water w slack in the chain, then it was no longer lifting up on the flapper, thus the leak stopped. If it leaks again, I'll do jmon says and pull the float from the chain.

Thanks again guys, tstex
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Nice, maybe you're good to go then.
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