Toilet Sounds like it has been flushed – randomly

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    • #275091
      Annel

      I have an older (3gal?) toliet, and very randomly (not even every day) it will sound like it has been flushed and fill the tank. I do not hear any slow leaks running…any suggestions?

    • #291066
      fourth year
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      There is a leakage of water from the tank. If it does not happen every day, then the leak is occasional. It will also be too small for you to hear it. Put food coloring in the tank and see if the water in the bowl changes color.

    • #291067
      racefanone
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      Betsy,change the tank ball or flapper.Chances are it is bad.ALSO CHECK TO MAKE SURE THE FLUSH VALVE IS NOT PITTED OR CORRODED.

    • #291068
      racefanone
      Participant

      Betsy,change the tank ball or flapper.Chances are it is bad.ALSO CHECK TO MAKE SURE THE FLUSH VALVE IS NOT PITTED OR CORRODED.

    • #291069
      racefanone
      Participant

      Betsy,check the tank ball or the tank flapper,it is bad .Also check the condition of the flush valve to make sure it is not pitted or corroded.The tank ball or flapper is the part that is connected to the trip lever by either a chain or lift wire .The flush valve is what the flapper or ball rests on.

    • #291070
      bungie
      Participant

      You can also place talcum powder around the top of the bowl, if there is a leak it will wash away the powder

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