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How to repair a toilet

A well-functioning toilet is essential in a home. If your toilet runs on and won’t flush properly, it is time for repair! Follow these simple steps for some smooth flushing.

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STEP 1

Start by turning off the water supply to the toilet.

Look under the toilet tank and locate the shut-off valve. If your house is older, you may have to shut off the water supply where it comes into your house.

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STEP 2

Flush the toilet to empty the tank.

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STEP 3

Inspect the supply line and replace if necessary.

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STEP 4

Place the bucket under the water supply line.

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STEP 5

Disconnect the water supply from the toilet.

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STEP 6

Disconnect the overflow hose and remove the old fill valve kit.

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STEP 7

Read the manufacturer's instructions to prepare the replacement kit for installation.

STEP 8

Install the replacement fill valve kit.

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STEP 9

Turn on the water supply and check for leaks.

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STEP 10

Adjust the level of the float.

Adjust the level of the float so that the water level is about ½ inch below the overflow tube.

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STEP 11

Replace the toilet lid and you're done!