How to Repair the Running Toilet of a Manufactured Home

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Repair the Running Toilet

When the toilet of your manufactured home is faulty and never stops running, it can shoot up the water bills to drive you crazy. However, with the proper tools, the issue is a simple one to fix without the help of a professional plumber. You start with the simple solutions provided below and then move on to the complex ones to fix the toilet.

Adjust the Rod

The first thing that you need to do is to check the chain or rod on the tank flapper. If you find that the chain links are twisted or the rod is bent, you just need to straighten it to allow the flapper of the flush tank to sit properly. If this step stops the water in the tank from running to the bowl, you need not continue with the below steps.

Adjust or Replace the Float

The next thing to check is the float mechanism. You just need to lift the ball and see if it stops the water. If it stops the water from running, you need to bend the float arm using pliers to ensure right buoyancy. If you find that water is present inside the ball, you need to get it replaced with a new one.

Shut Off Water

If none of the above steps stops the water from running, you need to shut off the water supply to the toilet to investigate further into the cause of the issue. After shutting off the supply, flush the tank, and drain it completely, as water can make it difficult for you inspect, clean, or replace the parts.

Clean or Replace the Flapper

The flapper may be damaged or there may be build up in the valve seat that is preventing the flapper from closing properly, leading to water leak to the toilet bowl. If you find that waste build up is causing the issue, you need to lift the flapper up remove it properly. You may scour the rim and the seat with a sponge to remove buildup.

Replace Flush Valve

If the flapper is not damaged, or if the issue is not fixed even after replacing the flapper, you may have to replace the flush valve. To do this, you will need to remove the tank from the bowl completely. After removing the tank, turn it over and remove the plastic nut in the middle of the tank. Now you may remove the flush valve and replace it with a new one.