wanda d asked in SportsRunning · 2 months ago

The toilet will not stop running water?

9 Answers

  • Willie
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Turn off the main water valve and make sure you correct the problem before you turn it back on.

  • 2 months ago

    You may need to replace the flapper or fill tube or adjust the height of the overflow pipe. 

  • .
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    So what's your question? Are you asking how to stop it? Remember, YA is for QUESTIONS and you posted a statement. Turn off the water to the toilet (there should be a valve below the tank) to stop the running water (you can turn it back on when you need to flush it, then turn off again until you get it fixed).


    Your question belongs in Home & Garden>Maintenance & Repairs (if you choose to just not call a plumber) as it's currently in Sports>Running and not applicable to this subcategory (and thus decreases your chances of getting many useful answers).

    Moving your question can be done by clicking Edit (pencil icon for mobile)>Edit category just beneath your question, then selecting the category that's appropriate for the topic.

  • 2 months ago

    I am not familiar with modern toilets that use air pressure to reduce volume of water used. This advice applies to classic toilet tanks.

    There are two common causes of a constantly running toilet:

    A) A problem with the valve between the tank and bowl.

    B) A problem with the fill valve.

    If water in the tank is at the height of the overflow tube, with water going into the overflow tube, the problem is B).  If the water level is below the top of the fill tube, the problem is A).  

    A) Usually this valve has a flap. There could be an obstruction between the flap and valve seat. Sometimes, its the lift chain. The flap could be torn or worn. There might be a problem with the valve seat.

    B) The fill valve could be misadjusted.  The float could damaged. It may have a hole. The valve may be worn out.

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  • garry
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    wanda , well fix the float or replace the plunger seal or get a plumber .

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    adjust that bad boy .. if it still leaks get a rebuild kit, theyre about 20 bucks or if your really poor, get just the flapper or the top seal in the regulator .. probably a buck or 2 each ..

  • 2 months ago

    The filler valve needs to be replaced.

  • 2 months ago

    check the toilet flapper for seal leaks.

    check the over flow tube to see if the water is not going in the overflow tube.

    if the water is going to the overflow tube bend the float ball arm downwards.

  • martin
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Turn the little knobs down below and stop the water supply.  Call a reasonable plumber.  Repair and cost usually around $150.

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