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What would cause a toilet to continuously keep filling the bowl?


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2004-07-19 17:48:57
2004-07-19 17:48:57

Your flush valve is probably overflowing due to a bad fill valve, or the float is set too high. Open up your tank and look inside to see what happens when you flush.


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Your question is actually not very clear. Do you mean that the filling wont stop even the tanks is full and overflow out of the tank? IF that the case please do check the float because it is either the float is jammed or it is punctured. If what youre asking is that if the float is ok but the water wont stop from flowing into the toilet bowl please do check the diaphragm of the tanks. Sometimes the diaphragm is damage that the water is not stop and keep flowing through the damage part. Hope this help

sounds like the wax ring did not take or the flange is not set right

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