Sticking toilet handle??

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  1. Aug 29, 2012 #1

    smcgill

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    Sticking toilet handle??
    OK why ?
    After 8 or 9 years what would cause the handle to keep sticking????????:(
    Toto is the name and has been preforming great until now?:confused:
    I open the cover , the chain doesn't hang up on anything, the flapper flaps??
    I have loosen and tried to tighten but no change!:help:
    Sean
     
  2. Aug 29, 2012 #2

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    Just replace it.
    Most likly it's the metal shaft inside that gotten corroded.
     
  3. Aug 30, 2012 #3

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    That doesn't tell me why it goes bad!
     
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    Over time the moisture in the air inside the tank causes the metal to corrode causing it to hangup. It's called OLD AGE:(
     
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    Joe did tell you why it goes bad.

    the metal shaft inside that gotten corroded
     
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    My Bad !
    So he did.
    I apologize!
    Old age HHnn , A lot can be said about that!
    Sean
     
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    So with that Info, I applied WD40 to the inside of the handle and it seems to helped. When I get a chance I will replace it. :beer:
     
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    Look for one with the brass shaft not a cheap plastic one.
     
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    Was going to replace with Toto Factory, seamed good quality.
     
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    May want to price an after market one. I'd bet that Toto is way more money.
     
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    While your at it buy a new flapper and chain just to have in stock because these things always break when you have a house full company on Thanks giving or xmas, have a spare is priceless.
     
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    Having the new flapper on hand is a great idea. I've mentioned before that I work for the water utility here and when that flapper starts letting water seep through your water bill is going to go through the roof.
     
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    People I know have a huge house with six bathrooms. They phoned me at 10. pm one night because a toilet broke and they had a house full guests. I told them to fix it with a peice of masking tape and felt pen. When they asked how, I told them to put the tape on the door and write closed on it.
     

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