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Old 02-16-2018, 07:53 PM   #1
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I have a "TOTO Drake Round Two Piece Toilet 1.6 GPF" that recently starting running non-stop after a flush. If I turn the water supply off to the toilet for a second or two and then turn the water back on, that stops the problem until the next flush. I did make sure the flapper was securely seated at the bottom of the tank, that doesn't seem to be the issue.

Here's a picture of it running - I am a complete layman when it comes to toilets so I'm hoping someone can identify what's going on in this tank.

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Thanks for any help!
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Fill valves fail. Even on Toto toilets.
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Yep, I agree with Tar. Although Dorothy may be along shortly though, to chime in.
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Just buy a normal fluidmaster for about 10 bucks and replace the whole fill valve in about 5 to 10 minutes.

Like others said they do go bad, common item to replace.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Fluidmas...-300755534-_-N
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Munchkins got to it.

Actually, the fill valve has wore out, and sticking open.

A replacement is a simple economic fix.


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Thanks very much for the quick input, I think I can handle replacing the fill valve.

I've been wanting to get the 'flush 'n sparkle' kit for a while as I have 3 kiddos that think flushing is optional. Seems like this might be a good time to do it as it comes in a kit, ie:

http://a.co/1aYUJ40

Any thoughts on if this would be an issue with Toto?
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Id measure flush valve. AFAIK, the Drakes come with a 3 inch flush valve.
That kit says its a 2 inch.

Id replace the fill valve with this.
https://www.amazon.com/Keeney-K830-1...PK2SAKQ20GGAY4
Then if you want flush & sparkle, just add the standard kit.
https://www.amazon.com/Fluidmaster-8...0001YLISS?th=1
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Great - thanks for the links I'll likely do exactly that.

Any advantage to the Keeney over the 'universal' Fluidmaster, below?

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Fluidmas...RP25/100554467

It's available locally and as much as I buy everything through Amazon I'd like to get this fixed today if I can.
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No need to replace the flush valve, it is the fill valve that is the issue.
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I prefer the diaphragm unit because it takes less space in the tank.
A) it gives you a bit more water because you dont have the plastic tower.
B) Ive got big hands, so the space is nice.
C) I havent used the unit you linked to, but have installed many of the diaphragm units from various mfgs.

Home Depot has one brand of it.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/PlumbPak...0-15/204374383

But its your choice as to which you would like.
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