Skip Nav
Before and After
WOW, This Blogger's DIY Kitchen Reno Is Full of Money-Saving Hacks!
Miranda Kerr
Newly Engaged Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel Just Bought This $12M Love Nest
Kate Hudson
Of Course Kate Hudson and Her Besties Vacationed at This Supersexy Ibiza House

How-To: Fix a Running Toilet

A running toilet is one household nuisance that we'll all encounter a handful of times in our lives (at least). It's a headache-inducing pain-in-the-butt, and a serious water waster (like Lance Armstrong), but it's not a destitute situation. You can actually fix your running toilet without calling in a plumber, or your man, and it won't take much time. If you couldn't fix it by yourself before, I have some instructions to help you out. For this task, you'll need an interchangeable screwdriver and a toilet repair kit. To learn the steps,

.

Here's how, from Barbara K!:

  1. First, remove the toilet lid and check to see if the rod or chain attached to the stopper is twisted, eroding, or has any buildup that's keeping the stopper from sealing properly.
  2. Now, lift up the float ball, and see if it stops the water from running. If so, bend its arm so the ball is buoyant. If not, unscrew the float ball and replace it with a new one.
  3. If your toilet is still running, there's probably some build-up keeping the stopper from sealing properly. So, check the flush valve and seat for damage, and replace the stopper and valve if they're broken.
  4. With one of these steps, your toilet should now refill and stay full. If not, call in a professional!

Source

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
KrisSugar KrisSugar 7 years
thanks! I've been messing with these parts, but next time I'll check the stopper again. Maybe that's the problem!My bigger problem is that little tube that shoots the water into the tank. You know how it clips onto something in there. Well, every now and then I guess the water pressure is really strong, so it dislodges the clip and the hose pops up. Sure enough, next time the toilet won't stop running, I innocently go in there, take the lid off, and get shot in the face with water. It's really awesome at like, 6am! :)
KrisSugar KrisSugar 7 years
thanks! I've been messing with these parts, but next time I'll check the stopper again. Maybe that's the problem! My bigger problem is that little tube that shoots the water into the tank. You know how it clips onto something in there. Well, every now and then I guess the water pressure is really strong, so it dislodges the clip and the hose pops up. Sure enough, next time the toilet won't stop running, I innocently go in there, take the lid off, and get shot in the face with water. It's really awesome at like, 6am! :)
Bathroom Renovation Ideas
How Often Should You Wash Towels and Sheets
Baby Bath Seat Safety
How to Keep Your White Towels Clean
Dream Bathtubs and Showers
Obama on Transgender Bathroom Laws (Video)
Bathroom Cleaning DIYs

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Home & Garden
X