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Old toilet problems

Also a question for the same bathroom just mentioned.

 

The toilet only flushes if you hold the handle down.  Just not enough "umph" to push all that water down unless you babysit the flushing process.  I think its becasue its an old toilet, not a water-saver like new ones, andjust needs old replacement parts. Doesn anyone know where to get old replacement parts for old toilets? 

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Posted 2013-02-10T03:02:02+0000  by Faith10 Faith10
 
The age doesn't have much to do with it, new ones may be a different design but the basics are the same. My toilets are over 30 years old and work just fine. Things things that cause this are 1.). Te chain from the flush lever has too much slack in it or the flapper is worn out. Check chain first just be little slack but not too much. You can easily shorten it by going to the next couple links on the clip. If that doesn't work you can buy a new flapper for a few bucks. Some of the news one have a number indicater on them and you adjust by turn right or left, the higher the number the more water will empty out of the tank per flush. Those ones are called adjust a flush. Hope this helps
Posted 2013-02-10T04:21:58+0000  by jwatkins82
From the symptoms you describe it would not guess it to the water level in the tank but while your in the tank ensure it has the correct level, usually marked on the overflow tube or on the inside of the tank, usually about an inch or so below the top of the overflow tube.
Posted 2013-02-10T04:58:59+0000  by jwatkins82
 
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