Fixing a flush toilet – Tips and tricks

-Perform a regular cleaning of the tank to prevent the formation of limescale plugs.
-Choose a height adjustable flush and adjustable flush mechanism.
-To replace a pull-out mechanism with a double-volume economical flush (with push-button), which will save water, the diameter of the passage in the lid must be greater than 16 mm.

How to replace a flush mechanism?

When the flushing mechanism of a toilet leaks or no longer works, nothing is easier than to set up a new flushing kit with some basic tools. One thing that we must warn you is that some of these methods are not easy. You should call a pro like this Lafayette IN plumbing company to do it for you.


-Flushing kit: filling float valve, emptying system and mounting accessories
-Flat key
-Flat screwdriver


toilet-Shut off the water tap and remove the lid
-Unscrew the water supply valve and remove the float
-Unscrew the nuts between the the tank
-Remove the tank and remove the old mechanism (by rotating)
-Place the new kit (bell) and seal and tighten
-Re position the tank to its location and fix it level
-Reconnect the water supply and open the tap
-Close cover and test operation

The leakage which occurs in the case of a low permanent flow from the reservoir to the tank is generally due to the presence of a defective seal in the reservoir. To re-establish the system’s tightness, it will be enough to replace this joint, the most difficult is to find a model of the same dimension.

-Close the toilet water valve
-Empty the tank
-Remove pull tab or push button to remove cover
-Dismantle the mechanism
-Replace old seal with new
-Reassemble the flush mechanism
-Close the tank and restore the water supply

Some flushing leaks are caused by the deposit of limestone that accumulates in the duct of the tank. To prevent and stop these water losses, chemical cleaning is essential.

-Locate the leak
-Remove the tank cover
-Close the water supply valve
-Pull the flush to empty the tank
-Pour the product and leave to act
-Flush flush to drain product
-Fill the tank by re-opening the water supply valve

When the float is damaged or its mechanism fails, the tank will no longer fill properly after each flush. The system must then be removed to install a new float valve kit that is compatible with the toilet model (adapted to tank size and tank height).

-Turn off the water supply valve
-Unscrew the push button
-Remove the lid
-Unhook the float and its guide
-Unscrew the water shut-off system and the supply valve
-Install new components using the same procedure
-Caution: if the float is incorrectly adjusted, the water escapes through the overflow pipe. There is no need to replace the system.


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