Help! - Toilet keeps draining.
I've never fixed a toilet before, aside from the occasional opening of the back lid and wiggling the thing-a-ma-bob.
I have a toilet that keeps draining and draining. It essentially runs all the time, with the bowl never quite fillling up. I've checked the stuff in the back, and it all *seems* ok to me, but I think there's probably something I'm missing. Any ideas?
I apologize I don't have the model number or the brand, I forgot to check before I left. It looks 'standard' to me though, nothing I haven't seen before. (I'm in Vancouver Canada, just in case there are different standards in different countries...;-)
Help! Toilet keeps draining.
Hey, thanks for getting back to me.
I took a look and it actually seems like the flapper is sitting pretty snug on the bottom. It looks like the chain is behaving properly too.
It stops running immediately if I lift up the float manually. The noise stops, the water stops, everything. (I only have to lift it an inch or so, maybe less.) As soon as I drop the float again, it all starts running again.
From the sounds of that, could it still be the flapper? Can you think of anything else it might be? (Because it stops when I lift the float, I'm assuming that the overflow pipe doesn't have a crach in it.)
Oh yeah, FYI the water isn't rising up and over the top of the overflow, so it's not the filler valve assembly like you mentioned. (I found another website with a good diagram of a toilet, so now I know all the names...;-)