Toilet won’t stop running

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    • #277577
      donald lyons

      After my toilet fills up, it will not stop running. It doesn’t run loud like when it is flushing. It sounds like a faucet that is left on a really low stream. I’ve tried flushing it several times to see if it would stop and it keeps doing it. Please help (and keep in mind I’m a girl and a college student )

    • #296598
      Retired plbg1
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      It sounds like it is the ballcock. There should be a screw at the top ,ifbthere is turn it clock wise if there is no screw hold the rod on the tank ball with left hand and bend it down with right hand. Might need a new washer in ballcock are the flapper at the bottom of tank might be leaking, take a little egg dye and dump in tank and wait awhile and see if it comes in bowl, if it does you need new flapper, if not then you have to replace ballcock are washer. Send me your e-mail add. and I will send you info. on how to install ballcock. awp35@jcn.net



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    • #296599
      Retired plbg1
      Participant

      http://www.aubuchonhardware.com/

      Go to this web site and it will show you how to ajust the ballcock. Dont send your add.this is what I was going to send you.



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    • #296600
      Epiphany
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      It is not the flapper because I did that test last night and I do not have a ballcock in my toilet. I do, however, have a floater that does not like to rise and has to be lifted in order to get the water to shut off. Now when it I raise it, the water doesn’t like to shut off. It doesn’t keep running in the toilet, but it keeps sounding like it’s running. Strange.

    • #296601
      Retired plbg1
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      I forgot what the name of ballcock that is you got but you can buy a new washer for that are install a new one.



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    • #296602
      CincinnatiPlumbing
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      Install a new Fluidmaster 400A. Less than $10 from the guys in the orange vests.

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