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khayes
12-22-2005, 07:26 AM
We have a Gerber in our half-bath....around 10 years old. Lately the flapper has been sticking in the open position requiring the handle-jiggle move to re-seat. I could not figure out how to repair this, so I took some pliers and broke off the little ears holding the flapper. I removed the flapper and coated the flapper axles (correct term??) with Vaseline, reinstalled the flapper and all works well now. Anyone else have experience with this, is there something else I could have done? Will the Vaseline last for any length of time? It seems that the ears I broke off served no real purpose - there's no way the flapper can slip off on its own.

plumber1
12-22-2005, 08:32 AM
Get a new Korkey flapper.

Ten years old, the rubber deteriorates stretches and warps.

khayes
12-22-2005, 08:56 AM
Thank you very much for the quick reply. Is this flapper widely available?

plumber1
12-22-2005, 10:14 AM
http://www.korky.com/korkymenu2/2%20Korky%27s.jpg

You can get them at the big box stores and most hardwares have them .

Buy the red Korkey. Take out most of the chain slack when hooking to the handle.......

http://www.korky.com/korkyReplace.htm