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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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The three most common causes of a leaking overflow pipe are increased water pressure, an overused washer or a faulty float valve. It is important to fix a leaking overflow pipe immediately, as it can lead to structural d... More »

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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 water level in a toilet bowl tank can either be lowered or raised by making adjustments to the float that triggers the fill valve to stop the flow of water into the tank. The two common types of float triggers are th... 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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Increase the water level in your toilet bowl by adjusting the height of the float. A higher float retains more water in the tank and allows the toilet to fill higher. This is a quick repair that takes only a couple of mi... More »

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To repair a leaking toilet, disconnect the water supply line, replace the fill valve and fill gasket, clean the tank bolts and nuts, and replace the gaskets with new ones if needed. If the tank still leaks, remove the ta... More »

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