How to fix most running toilets.

This is how you fix most toilets that won't stop running.
It is more than likely that the flapper isn't sealing properly. It gets a little more complicated (and the video would be a lot longer) if it is the float valve, so you should start by swapping out the flapper.
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  • Snarky Tiger
    Snarky Tiger21 orë më parë

    As a side note, sometimes as your handle wears out it will not be as tight and can cause that chain to get caught under the seal. You can shorten the chain as a temporary fix until you can replace the handle.

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  • Maria Anderson
    Maria AndersonDitë më parë

    Hi, love your channel. I've got a toilet that periodically runs. Was going to call a plumber but after watching your video, I thought I can do this. I ordered the same flapper from Amazon. Emptied the water from the tank. But I am unable to remove the old flapper. It feels like hard plastic and no give to get it off the pins on the stem. I tried cutting it of without any luck. Do you have any suggestions on how to remove?

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    Ditë më parë

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    Highly dependent on the type of the mechanism, the one i have is just rubber ring, so theoreticaly i can cut it out from a rubber sheet and install.

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    Andy Crews2 ditë më parë

    My toilet fills and stops but randomly turns on now and then. Water is leaking out over time and I can't find it. I've replaced the fill valve, the flush valve and the flapper. Infuriating.

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    2 ditë më parë

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    Came to watch his videos since he went viral. But I also have a running toilet, didn’t expect that video to be here. thank you so much

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    I just found out about this channel from GMA. As a woman of a certain age,whose husband is not in the greatest of shape, I have to do things if our son isn't available.And I have this particular problem right now! Dad,if I replaced the flapper,tried adjusting the chain& it's still running, what's next?(PS, I subscribed!Thank you!)

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    That’s a lot of work

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    That toilet is literally like the deep end of the pool🤯 Australian toilets are legit like a kids pool compared to this

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    Emmanuel Chang3 ditë më parë

    Im generally a DIY person, ive even built my own basement from scratch (framing, drywall, electrical, celing, etc) but i have never installed a toilet before, never did any plumbing outside changing the kitchen faucet. i had a partially running toilet as described in this video so i went out and got a new flapper and it works, its surprisingly simple but i didnt think of doing it until watching this video so thank you!

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    Christopher MacDonald3 ditë më parë

    t-thanks, pa

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  • J L
    J L4 ditë më parë

    Are those flappers standard size for most toilets, or does it depend on the toilet?

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    63 Hours of Freedom4 ditë më parë

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  • 1kaaa
    1kaaa4 ditë më parë

    How much do you fill the water back up or is it automatically done when you twist the knob?

  • youraverage ray
    youraverage ray4 ditë më parë

    where can u find a flapper

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    Alexandría4 ditë më parë

    Ponga subtítulos en español please

  • Dottie Brehm
    Dottie Brehm4 ditë më parë

    I’ve had a replacement flapper sitting by a toilet to which I’ve had the water turned off for a ridiculously long time b/c I didn’t know how to do the swap. Rather than listen to the water keep filling, I just took it out of service. Happily it’s not the only toilet so another has been available ... but when I watched this video, my toilet was back in business in less than two minutes. Thanks - from a widow who has added yet another skill to the repertoire!

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    So happy to have found your channel from a write up at 'Country Living!' My dad is no longer here, and I miss him terribly. I always called him for advice on how to fix things, to make sure I wasn't being ripped off on car repairs, etc. He LOVED knocking down walls. :) I look forward to checking out the rest of your videos.

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    Jennifer King4 ditë më parë

    I loved the "you got this" at the end.

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    bethany nicole4 ditë më parë

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    Ana Sarmiento4 ditë më parë

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    April Tucay4 ditë më parë

    Thanks, dad!

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  • Devynn Webb
    Devynn Webb4 ditë më parë

    Dad, where did you buy your flapper from??

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    Cadie Aurora4 ditë më parë

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    Shea Goff4 ditë më parë

    I literally have the exact same toilet

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    bluelightnin64 ditë më parë

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    young God4 ditë më parë

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  • Jennifer Elias
    Jennifer Elias4 ditë më parë

    What if the toilet still runs and the tank fills up though because that’s my issue

  • snaplash


    Ditë më parë

    The fill valve is either leaking or needs to be adjusted. (water will be running into the overflow in middle of the tank. Search YT or google for "replace toilet fill valve"

  • AlfieJ_R
    AlfieJ_R4 ditë më parë

    You’ve adopted 2.05 million people 😖

  • Money Making Mindset
    Money Making Mindset4 ditë më parë

    That’s an interesting mechanism, the ones in the UK and I believe most of Europe have different mechanisms that are adjustable as you can get the same problem if the tank fills up too much. And it’s usually the whole flush and valve kit that’s replaced and costs around £20 ($24.60), great video btw

  • Queer Girl Straight Skates
    Queer Girl Straight Skates4 ditë më parë

    Hi Dad, My grass is dying, what do I do?

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