HELP my toilet is broke?

The tank is leaking but from the bottom. There are screws to the tank on both bottom sides of it and their leaking. How do i fix it? I turned the water off 

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  • 13 hours ago

    the rubber washers on the bolts have

    perished .

    remove the bolts then dry the inside of the

    cistern .

    Then put silicone on the area where the washers are and replace 

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  • zipper
    Lv 6
    20 hours ago

    Call a pumper, You most likely need a new seal; and they can be a ***** to replace or the tank may have a small crack in it.

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  • 2 days ago

    Typically this occurs when someone leans back onto the tank too hard while doing their business!

    You may have a crack where the bolts connect. Home Depot and Lowe's both sell tank kits that you could use to replace the seals and bolts. But take it apart first to see if it is worth repairing since you may need a new toilet assembly if anything is cracked.

    Source(s): EXAMPLE: You will have to find the one for your size tank. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Fluidmaster-Rubber-3-25-i...
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  • falcon
    Lv 5
    2 days ago

    The seal between the tank and the toilet bowl need to be replaced while you do that replace the tank screws and washers to .You might need to saw off the bolts to remove the tank so better call a plumber. 

    • Edd S
      Lv 5
      1 day agoReport

      Very  likely the correct answer.  Retightening the bolts won't do the job.  The seal needs to be replaced.

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  • 2 days ago

    Wax ring would be something to look at.

    • mermeliz
      Lv 7
      2 days agoReport

      Wax ring is in between the commode and floor! This leak is up on top of the commode in between the tank and the commode!

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  • 2 days ago

    Or you can get a new ONE PIECE toilet. I have two here and there is never a leak. However, they cost more. 

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  • 3 days ago

    i have no idea.

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  • 3 days ago

    those are the screws that hold the tank to the base. they have rubber washers that prevent the water from leaking out. you get new screws over at your home improvement store. take photo of the screws and the name plate on your toilet, the sales guy in plumbing will help you find what you need. the replacement is a DIY job

    Source(s): grampa
    • Marvinator
      Lv 7
      2 days agoReport

      The tank screws are universal.  Been there, done that. 

      https://www.acehardware.com/departments/plumbing/toilets/toilet-repair-parts/4834883?x429=true&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&gclid=Cj0KCQiAjfvwBRCkARIsAIqSWlMb1KGSh1VURcq9sbaRzlceSgc4j3ROGMbQ3kOYQvXnABTsVPSZRsQaAixLEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

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  • 3 days ago

    You may also need to replace the bolts. There is a rubber seal at the top of the bolts than can be leaking. The seal and the bolts should cost under $10.

    When you remove the tank check for cracks. They can not be fixed. An entire toilet costs about $100.

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  • 3 days ago

    There's a rubber seal between the tank and the bowl. Tightening the bolts SHOULD stop the leak. If it doesn't, you need to replace the seal.

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