How to Fix a Running Toilet – Complete Guide [Latest Method 2018]
Nothing is more ridiculous than a running toilet in the home. I hate the running toilets that spoil my bathroom’s floor and creates an unbearable smell.
Well if you are going through the same catastrophe, here is a simple solution that can prove to be a blessing for you. Don’t worry won’t be recommending you any costly plumbing options. Follow this exclusive ShopToilet’s guide to fixing a running toilet.
Fix a Running Toilet
We will be following three simple steps. Go through the guide and then implement. You may need a few tools as well to fix the problem.
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1: Checking for Debris
Firstly we need to check for the debris in the sealed area. To do this, remove the top cap assembly. Here is how you can do this.
- Firstly turn off the water supply and flush the tank. If possible take a sponge and remove the excess water at the bottom of the tank.
- You can wear the rubber gloves! Reach inside the tank under the float cup and lift it up. Now, hold onto the gray shaft while keeping the float cup up. You must not let the float cup drop or the valve shaft to turn.
- After that, using the other hand, place it on the top of the valve cap and place the thumb on the side of the arm that is coming out of the top.
- Turn the cap and level in a counter clockwise, approximately 1/8th of a turn to unlock it. Once done, gently lift off the cap and lever from the main valve
- After removing the cap assembly, inspect for the debris on the seal. Also, check the valve portion that is still inside the tank.
- Now grab a small cup and hold it upside down over the exposed opening of the valve.
- Turn on the water supply with full pressure for about 10-15 seconds. This will free any of the debris that is stuck inside the valve inlet.
- Once done, reassemble the valve top placing the cap arm right next to the refill tube. To tight lock it, press the cap down while you are turning it and the arm in a clockwise
Step 2: Fixing the Seal
If there is no debris, then the seal is damaged and requires replacements.
In case the valve is 2 to 3 years old, you have to replace the seal that is located in the cap assembly. Visit any nearest hardware store and ask them to give you a new seal Model #242.
In addition to that, you should also check for the old flappers. Sometimes they also result in overflow of the water tank. And as a final check, the bad fill valves could also be replaced. They cost only $10-$15.
The whole procedure hardly takes 30-45 minutes of your time. I’m kind of a neat & clean savage, so I prefer rubber gloves as well. Hope this guide was helpful.
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