How do you fix a flapper seal?

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Quote from Youtube video: Begin the flapper valve replacement by removing the tanks lid turning off the water supply valve. And flushing the toilet. Once the tank is empty disconnect the lift chain from the flush. Lever.

Why is my flapper leaking?

A dirty flapper can cause a leak due to algae or other minerals not allowing the flapper to properly close. If the flapper is dried out, warped, cracked, or pitted, then you’ll need to replace it. Check for cracks in the flush valve (the piece the toilet flapper seals against).

Why does my toilet still leaks after replacing flapper?

If you’ve tried replacing the toilet flapper but the toilet still runs, the flush valve seat is probably rough or pitted. You can replace the entire flush toilet flapper valve, but it’s a big job.

Why does flapper not seal?

Locate the small metal or plastic chain that attaches the flush handle lever to the flapper. Lift the chain to determine if it is free of tangles. Check if it is long enough to permit the flapper to seal properly on the flush valve seat, yet not so long that it catches under the flapper as it closes the valve.

How tight should chain be on toilet flapper?

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Quote from Youtube video: Open to be set up correctly the toilet flapper chain should have about a half inch of slack.

Can you put Vaseline on a toilet flapper?

One easy, but temporary fix to make rubber toilet parts supple again is vaseline. The toilet must be drained and dried for this to work. Then, vaseline can be rubbed on the flapper and it’s connecting washer until they become soft. The toilet should be filled and checked again.

How do you fix a toilet that runs intermittently?

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Quote from Youtube video: Leave the water off for a couple hours and see where the water level drops to if the water level drops – the flapper your flapper is leaking and needs to be replaced.

How long should a toilet flapper valve last?

between 3 and 5 years

A typical flapper lasts between 3 and 5 years. When a flapper begins to fail, it loses its ability to create a water-tight seal with the flush valve, resulting in a leak. You can typically tell there is a leak in your toilet from the telltale sound of dripping water.

How do you seal a toilet flapper?

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Quote from Youtube video: Now the toilets empty of water. As I turn it off at the main and then I'm going to clean around the rubber gasket seal on this flapper valve with my scotch brite pad.

Where should the chain be on a toilet flapper?

There is a chain inside the toilet that connects the flushing handle to the flapper. The flapper is a covering that is normally at the top of the tank where water flows out. The chain can be adjusted to control the amount of water flushed in a toilet. The chain should preferably be moderately loose.

Why is my toilet flapper not closing?

Besides the chain resting in the incorrect hole, the chain itself can be the reason the flapper doesn’t close. Check the chain for kinks or places where it may have bound up, resulting in not enough length for the flapper to close completely.

How can I tell if my toilet flapper is bad?

The tell-tale signs that you might have a malfunctioning flapper are:

  1. Toilet water runs intermittently or for a longer amount of time than usual;
  2. Rippling water move in the bowl between flushes;
  3. Low flushing power and hissing “filling” sounds;
  4. Jiggling the toilet handle doesn’t stop the toilet from flushing;

Can I add weight to my toilet flapper?

Add weight to the flapper: find a half-inch nut, remove the chain from the lever, put the chain up through the nut and re-attach it to the lever. The chain will keep the nut from getting in the way of closure. Hello, and welcome to Home Improvement. Good answer: keep ’em coming!