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Overflowing toilets are most often caused by blockages or defects in the plumbing or the tank float mechanism that regulates water flow. Water builds up inside the toilet, but because there is a blockage where the water ... More »

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To clear a stubborn clogged toilet, turn the water source to the toilet off and use a plunger to try to loosen the clog. If that does not work, snake the toilet with a plumbing snake. More »

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Begin repairing a Kohler toilet that won't refill by removing the tank lid, turning the shut-off valve clockwise to shut off the water and holding down the flush lever to drain the water from the tank. Use a sponge, towe... More »

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Most home toilets use the gravity flow from the pressure in the tank to create a siphon to empty the contents of the bowl. If the tank doesn't fill, then the toilet won't flush. The problem often takes just a few minutes... More »

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The function of a water tank float valve is to control water flow into the tank. Most water tank float valves use a long lever attached to a buoyant float called a ballcock. When the water level rises to a certain point,... More »

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A water shutoff valve refers to a small local valve that is used to control the water flow to a plumbing fixture. This type of valve is commonly found under the sink or under the toilet tank. More »

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There are a number of reasons why a toilet may make noise after flushing; however, a loud noise that takes more than a minute after flushing the toilet may indicate a restricted water flow or a problem with water pressur... More »

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