Toilet tank won't fill

mamasalvoOctober 27, 2012

Not are what the problem is. Brand is Koehler 1.6 gal per flush

Advise please

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brickeyee

Water running but not filling or no water staying in tank?

    Bookmark   October 27, 2012 at 2:57PM
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mamasalvo

Running but not filling

    Bookmark   October 27, 2012 at 5:47PM
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tjdabomb

your flapper isn't sealing.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2012 at 6:39PM
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kudzu9

tjdabomb is probably right. This means:

1) you need to check to see if there is anything stuck to the sealing part of the flapper or the porcelain rim it bears against that might prevent complete sealing; or

2) you need to check the chain or whatever it is that connects the flush lever to the flapper (sometimes they get a kink in them and the flapper doesn't go down all the way); or

3) you need to get a new flapper ($5).

Toilets are pretty simple,,,you should be able to prove to yourself that the flapper is at fault by pressing down on it and forcing it to seal: the tank should fill up with your hand holding the flapper in place (don't worry...the water is clean!).

Please report back after you investigate further.

(One other less-likely possibility: I just fixed a neighbor's toilet with this symptom. The nut on the inside of the tank that holds the flush handle in place was a little too tight and the handle would sometimes stay depressed, so I backed it off about a quarter turn so it could move easily and return to the normal position.

    Bookmark   October 28, 2012 at 3:05AM
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