Toilet Repair Troubleshooting

 

PROBLEM CAUSE SOLUTION
Continuous water flow into bowl Leaking float ball Replace
Bent float rod Straighten/replace
Worn tank ball or flapper valve Replace
Lift wire alignment Realign/replace
Damaged flush valve Replace
Worn or damaged ballcock Repair with a Master Plumber repair kit or replace
Tank overfills Bent float rod Repair/replace
Damaged ballcock Repair with a Master Plumber repair kit or replace
Leaking under tank Worn tank to bowl washer Replace
Corroded or cracked bolts Replace
Leaking under bowl Broken or deteriorated wax ring and gasket Tighten/replace
Toilet wobbles on floor Toilet flange bolts are loose or broken Tighten/replace
Blocked or clogged bowl Hair, wadded paper or a foreign object lodged in trap Use toilet auger to clear obstruction
Noises, whistles or whines Damaged or broken ballcock Repair with a Master Plumber repair kit or replace