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To repair a running toilet, check and unblock the valve that lets water into the bowl, and lower the float to keep the water level below the overflow pipe. If needed, shut the water supply to the tank, empty the tank and... More »

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The exact methods for repairing a toilet vary depending on the symptoms and the issue, as some problems involve minor adjustments of parts while others may involve removing the product completely. In general, fixing leak... More »

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The sound a toilet makes when flushed is usually that of rushing water. Pulling the flush handle causes a flap in the tank to open and release the water held in it. More »

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Flushing toilets use gravity and an increase in the height of water in the bowl when the user activates the flush valve to move water and waste through an "S-bend" into a drain pipe and out of the home. These simple devi... More »

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For a toilet that runs constantly or has a loose handle, look under the tank lid to ensure the lift wire is connected and unkinked, the flush valve is sealing all the way and the water level is not too high. If the toile... More »

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The water level in a toilet bowl is adjusted using the fill valve. The fill valve determines the water level by controlling the position of the float. Raising the float arm increases the amount of water in the bowl while... More »

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A common reason for a falling water level in a toilet bowl is a clogged vent. The water passing through the pipes creates a vacuum that pulls water into the drain from the bowl. Other reasons for dropping water levels in... More »

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