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Old 09-13-2011, 11:49 AM   #1
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Toilet problem?

Not sure of the correct name but the flush flap that stays closed until you flush the toilet. It stopped closing all the way. Is that part replaceable or do I need a whole new toilet? Thanks for any feedback!

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Old 09-13-2011, 11:53 AM   #2
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Well, there is a technical term for it but I have no idea what it's called.

Generally, the solution is to clean the track or groove that the flap closes in to seal the toilet from the tank. Sometimes it is closed too early and pushes TP or OTHER debris into the groove and not allow the flap to properly close. You at full hookups??? sometimes you can use the spray wand to wash the groove out. If not then a small soft scrub brush will do. Worst case is a wire the same size as the groove - drag it around the groove to clear it out. Prevention is to make sure all the goodies are past before closing.

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Old 09-13-2011, 03:57 PM   #3
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Thank you for your reply. I will give that a try. Thanks again!
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