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      MasterPlumbers
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      I have a toilet that is leaking. I replaced the wax gasket and it is still leaking. Gets real bad when I flush. The water runs down the drain pipes. The flooring is wet. Could it be the flange? Any ideas? Would putty or other sealant work? Or do I need to call a plumber to replace the flange? Any ideas appreciated. Thank you.

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      Originally posted by Dunlar:
      I have a toilet that is leaking. I replaced the wax gasket and it is still leaking. Gets real bad when I flush. The water runs down the drain pipes. The flooring is wet. Could it be the flange? Any ideas? Would putty or other sealant work? Or do I need to call a plumber to replace the flange? Any ideas appreciated. Thank you.


      Before you call a plumber, I would pull the toilet again, remove all the wax, and clean it completely with a solvent such as pvc primer. Do the same with the flange. inspect the flange for cracks once it’s clean. Check your floor to see if it’s still level. Sometimes if the toilet has leaked enough, it can cause the floor to swell and become out of plumb.

    • #290644
      fourth year
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      You need a plumber to find out what is wrong with it. Do not start replacing flanges, etc. until you know that what the problem is.

    • #290645
      racefanone
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      You might check between the tank and the bowl,if you have a two piece toiletnd make sure its not leaking from the tank to bowl gasket and running down the back of the toilet when flushed.

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