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San Antonio toilet repairs work on all brands and models toilets such as Kohler, Delta, Norweco, Whirlpool, Oster and many more. If your toilet system is not flushing properly, over flows or you have any other issues with it, simply call our toll free number and we will take care of your toilet problem. We are available 24/7 for your San Antonio toilet repairs.
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The information below is designed to provide how to increase the efficiency of your toilet system and use them in the most effective way, so that will save you money. It is posted with the understanding that we are not offering advice that you do it yourself. If expert assistance is required, the services of competent toilet repairs technicians are available 24/7 at our toll free phone number.
Fixing a Leaky or Run-On Toilet
Tankball or Flapper Toilet Valve
If after you flush the toilet, the water keeps running until you wiggle the flush handle up and down, the problem is probably with the linkage between the flush handle and toilet tank ball. Or you could have a bad toilet flapper valve or tankball. The two following sections can help you fix the toilet problem.
Fixing or replacing a toilet tank ball
The toilet tank ball is screwed on the end of a short rod that’s held in place by an arm protruding from the overflow tube in the center of the toilet tank. The flush lever attaches the tank ball rod with another rod that slips over the end of the tank ball rod. As you push the flush lever, the toilet tank ball is pulled up.
The tank ball is hollow and filled with air, so as soon as it’s pulled out of the drain in the bottom of the toilet tank, it rises to the water level in the tank. But when the drain opens, the tank empties and the tank ball settles back into ball seat, which is connected to the outlet pipe that leads to the toilet bowl.
To allow this open-close cycle to complete, the tank ball rod and the flush lever rod need to be in alignment. If the toilet tank ball isn’t falling properly into the drain, try bending the rods a bit until the tank ball moves up and down without catching on anything.
To fix a sticking toilet tank ball, follow these steps:
1. Reach into the tank and pull up on the tank ball rod.
The rod and tank ball should slide up and down easily and drop straight down into the outlet pipe. Note where the tank ball hangs up.
2. Bend the toilet tank ball rod and the flush lever rod until the tank ball works freely.
3. If the toilet tank ball doesn’t drop directly into the outlet pipe, use a screwdriver to loosen the set screw that holds the guide arm.
4. Move the assembly back and forth until the tank ball falls directly into the outlet pipe.
Check your work by flushing the toilet and making sure that the toilet tank refills.
5. If the toilet tank ball falls into the outlet pipe but doesn’t completely stop the water flow, you may have to replace the toilet tank ball.
To replace the toilet tank ball, do the following:
1. Check that the ball seat opening (which the flapper valve falls into) is clean. If you see deposits on the seat, clean it with fine steel wool.
2. Unscrew the tank ball from the end of the tank ball rod and get a replacement.
Take a close look at the toilet tank ball and flush lever rods. These parts can corrode over time. These parts are inexpensive, so take the old tank ball and rods with you to the store and get replacement parts that match. If you can’t get the toilet tank ball to fall into the outlet pipe and stop the water flow, buy a flapper-type tank ball. Remove the old toilet tank ball by unscrewing it from the end of the brass rod. Install the replacement by following the manufacturer’s directions.
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