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jmc0319 09-23-2012 07:45 AM

Toilet tank valve replacement
 
So I changed the insides of my toilet tank. I had the old ball float and exchanged that for a fluid master cylindrical type float. Now it always runs. I even changed the flapper. Anyone ever have issues with fluidmaster? Should I go back to the old ball float?

joecaption 09-23-2012 11:07 AM

Check to make sure the float is not touching something causing it to stay in the down position. It should slide freely up and down.
Also make sure that rubber tube elbow is not sitting so low it's inside the tube.

jmc0319 09-23-2012 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption
Check to make sure the float is not touching something causing it to stay in the down position. It should slide freely up and down.
Also make sure that rubber tube elbow is not sitting so low it's inside the tube.

Thanks Joe will check. Not sure what you mean by rubber tube elbow. Is that the rubber fill tube?

CallMeVilla 09-23-2012 11:25 PM

Another thought . . . The Fluidmaster has an adjustment that sets the height and depth of the float. If it is set too high, it may not trip the shutoff. Try lowering the float so it trips sooner.

Good luck . . .

jmc0319 09-24-2012 05:18 AM

Will try that too. Thanks.

jmc0319 09-24-2012 06:11 AM

Villa and Joe

Thanks for the replies. I wasn't being clear enough with the issue. It is not a continuous drip like the flapper is not seating properly. It is more like a sudden surge of water every once in awhile.

Housedoctor57 09-24-2012 01:24 PM

That is the sound it makes when the water level in the tank drops due to a leak and water rushes back in through the fill valve to bring the level back to where it should be. Try putting some food coloring in the tank water. Then watch the rim in the bowl itself to see if you have a trickle of colored water. That would indicate the flapper/flush valve is leaking.

jmc0319 09-24-2012 01:32 PM

Thanks will give that a shot. Good idea

nealtw 09-24-2012 05:45 PM

Make sure there is no crude under the flapper.

jmc0319 09-25-2012 02:30 PM

Ok so I lowered the float per Villa's suggestion and that seems to have been this issue. I only lowered it a fraction of an inch and it seems to have worked. Thanks to all.


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