Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My Kohler Toilet Will Not Stop Running. Help!

Question: My Toilet Will Not Stop Running. Help!


Answer: This is a common problem and it wastes water and costs you money every month. To fix this follow the steps below:


(Note: This fix is for Kohler Toilets, however, it will work for all toilets that use the fluidmaster style flush system.)


1. Shut off the water supply to the toilet.








2. Remove the float valve top by rotating the top cap 1/4 inch counterclockwise. Lift up the float arm ads you rotate the top. The arm will leverage off the cap.




3. Remove the seal from the cap and rinse it off with water. Check the condition of the seal for any tears or cracks.




4. Cover the unit with a cup to prevent water splashing and turn on the water supply to flush the line. (Do this for about 30 seconds.)




5. Turn the water supply back to the off position.




6. Reinstall the seal (the old one is fine if it is in good condition, if not then replace with a new one.)




7. Turn the water supply back on and check to see if the running water has stopped.



28 comments:

  1. You are the best! I can't thank you enough. Hubby is out of town, I dreaded having to call my brother-in-law the plumber (Again!) and voila, problem solved.

    You certainly brightened my day!

    Lisa

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  2. Great description, took me less than 3 minutes per toilet to fix the two in my house that were leaking. Thanks for saving me a massive amount of frustration!!

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  3. You are a genius. I am a total incompetent with household repairs and water scares me. Your advice was dead on and it took me 2 minutes to fix the toilet. My wife now thinks I can actually do helpful things in the house. Thanks I think.

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  4. Wow, I never thought these easy instructions would really work. It was too easy. Yea no more running toilet. Thanks .

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  5. This was a great fix!

    Thank you very much.

    Glen

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  6. thank god for the internet it works great thank you for the help Paul

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  7. Very helpful--thanks!!

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  8. WORKS LIKE A CHARM!!

    THANK YOU

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  9. I just fixed 2 toilets in 5 mins!! Great advice!

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  10. Thanks so much! It worked perfectly!

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  11. really worked!!! thanks!!!

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  12. Awesome instructions - Thank You so much!

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  13. Thank you for posting this with photos!! I just fixed our toilet!

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  14. You are so wonderful! Thank you so much!

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  15. -photos sure did help with the fix

    Thanks

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  16. Thanks. Hubby was able to fix it without any problems!!

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  17. Amazing! Thanks.

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  18. what is the science behind this fix!?

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  19. There was a lot of crud on the seal. Unfortunately after cleaning the seal, the water seems to be leaking at a faster rate. Any advise?

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  20. I cleaned the seal, unfortunately the water seems to be leaking faster now. What should I do?

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  21. THANK YOU! I've been fooling with this dang toilet all day…read this…tried this…it worked!

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