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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  3. Maria Anderson

    Maria Anderson3 orë 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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    Nomo Hakon3 orë më parë

    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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  7. Andy Crews

    Andy Crews13 orë 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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    Jesabelle Cruz18 orë më parë

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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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  25. Carissa McHolme

    Carissa McHolmeDitë më parë

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

  26. Paul

    PaulDitë më parë

    Hey add that if you haven’t (ever) cleaned inside the cistern and it’s full of yuckiness, don’t be afraid of it, it won’t kill you- add a Blue tablet or a cup and a half of bleach and come back in an hr or 2, flush and have a look inside as it fills up. It should be cleaner than before and won’t be too hard to clean up in there.

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    Callie Harris2 ditë më parë

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  39. Emmanuel Chang

    Emmanuel Chang2 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!

  40. Christopher MacDonald

    Christopher MacDonald2 ditë më parë

    t-thanks, pa

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    jerri Purdy2 ditë më parë

    I’m a widow with three dad is passed away. I learned how to fix a running toilet today😊 thanks

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    Wow thank dad

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    J L2 ditë më parë

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

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  47. 1kaaa

    1kaaa2 ditë më parë

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

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    youraverage ray2 ditë më parë

    where can u find a flapper

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    Alexandría2 ditë më parë

    Ponga subtítulos en español please

  50. Dottie Brehm

    Dottie Brehm2 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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    Debra Ivy2 ditë më parë

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    Jennifer King2 ditë më parë

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

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    bethany nicole2 ditë më parë

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    Ana Sarmiento2 ditë më parë

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    April Tucay2 ditë më parë

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    Schonod2 ditë më parë

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  57. Devynn Webb

    Devynn Webb2 ditë më parë

    Dad, where did you buy your flapper from??

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    Shea Goff2 ditë më parë

    I literally have the exact same toilet

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    young God2 ditë më parë

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  64. Jennifer Elias

    Jennifer Elias2 ditë më parë

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

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    AlfieJ_R3 ditë më parë

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  66. Money Making Mindset

    Money Making Mindset3 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

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    Trina Chu3 ditë më parë

    Can you have a video about using the toilet and the toilet seat. Some boy won’t do it right! LOL. My kid is going to kill me for this comment. LOL.

  69. ajdaturkey

    ajdaturkey3 ditë më parë

    We ordered the flapper and followed the video but it is still running and making the noise... help

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  71. Bradley Cossins

    Bradley Cossins3 ditë më parë

    Hey dad! Should we keep the black clip that went onto the old flapper in case future flappers we buy don't have one, or should every flapper come with some sort of clipping mechanism? Thanks!

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    tom s3 ditë më parë

    thanks dad

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    Jaime Reynolds3 ditë më parë

    What a great channel

  74. Debora Dubinskas

    Debora Dubinskas3 ditë më parë

    What if your toilet doesn’t refill in the first place after you flush. What’s wrong with it

  75. Thea O'Neill

    Thea O'Neill3 ditë më parë

    I just did this!! Thank You! 😊

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    Kraxos sl3 ditë më parë

    I actually had to do this repair on the toilet at my job, I wish I had this tutorial back then

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  78. Jessica Lee

    Jessica Lee3 ditë më parë

    Wow I just found your channel today and watched this video, and an hour later, we had a problem with our flapper. I felt totally calm and competent handling it. Thanks for this!

  79. Bradlee

    Bradlee3 ditë më parë

    Thank you so much for the step by step🙏, now I just need to get a flapper

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