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Had a problem with toilet today which required complete removal. After replacing the stool, I put the tank on and had a small leak that would not stop. After fabricating a gasket for it, I put it on and with very little pressure heard that dreaded sound of porcelin cracking.

Now this is a toilet that is supposed to be like a power flush model made by Briggs and inside the tank, there is a liner so that basically the water is not occupying the entire tank, only inside the liner.
My question is, can I remove this liner and apply some type of sealant so that the little bit of water in the tank does not leak out anymore? Then I would just re-install the liner and all the working parts.

As a matter of fact, I was surprised to see any water at all outside of what was in the liner.

Thanks for any suggestions, I will be anxiously awaiting.

Larry
 

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My suggestion is to replace it with a new one that does not have the power flush yours has. It is unlikely you will make a successful repair and new toilets work pretty well compared to what was on the market 10 years ago. I bet for about $100 you could put a new one in and be satisfied with the result.

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I have a mansfield eco-flush duel-flushing power-assisted toilet. Unfortunately, you're not likely to get anyone who can answer here. Power-assisted toilets are rare, then add in your brand/model, then people who have chosen to repair them vs. replace and it's not likely anyone here can answer (but not impossible, just not likely).

The instructions that came with mine tell me because of their intricate nature all power-assisted toilets are prone to failures and require repair far more often than gravity toilets. Mine came with the necessary & unique repair tools (it sounds like yours did not or was misplaced), mine came with a complete diagram containing all repair pieces labelled and their part #'s, and instructions for me to gain access using the included repair tools. Not something that instills me with confidence, but mine went out of their way to say it's not just the Mansfield but all power-assisted toilets. So far the power-assist has been worth it (I won't get into the reasons why except to say it's not me that needs it :)). But, I've been spoiled now I probably won't buy another gravity toilet again even with the power-assist ones not being as reliable.

I recommend getting into contact with the maker of yours, they may be able to help with the repair & parts but if yours is like mine may require special tool(s) which they can likely assist with as well.
 

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To RegeSullivan and Piedmont, thanks for your insight. I really do appreciate it.

My Briggs model is call a "vacuity" which supposedly uses a vacuum to create a power flush action. Basically, there is no water inside the tank other than what is contained within the liner. I think I may have a leak at the hole in which the tank sits down inside. Perhaps a gasket is between the liner and the tank where the water goes through the stool.

In the meantime, I am awaiting a call from the Briggs manufacturing service agent. They will be able to tell me if mine is repairable or not. At the worst case scenario, I think I can get by with just a new tank for mine. After all, my unit is only 4 years old. Currently, the leakage is very small and is being caught in a tub that I only have to empty every 8-9 hours.
 

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Problem solved

My water problem solved itself. After a day or two, the water was all drained from the tank and now the only water inside the tank is inside the plastic liner. This is the way I thought it should work but just did not give it enough time.
Everything is fine now and thanks to those who responded.
 
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