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How to Fix a Toilet - Flush Valve Replacement - Part 1 of 2

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Published on Feb 19, 2010

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This is video #1 of a 3-part series. The videos are:

Part 1 = http://youtu.be/8xlJXrSK3ag?hd=1
Part 2 = http://youtu.be/BLDvTRZlyCo?hd=1
Part Overview = http://youtu.be/KCPlbiTcLc4?hd=1

To watch the Flush Valve Playlist = http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list...

Flush Valve

Diagnostic

The toilet's flush valve assembly is most often the center of any leaking in the toilet's tank. It has moving parts that seal and drain, so as such is prone to be highly affected by corrosion or deterioration. The flush valve assembly consists of the Overflow Tube, Seat, Flapper Valve, and the Sponge Gasket. Each of these parts will develop problems over time, causing an internal leak that is hard to trace. Whenever the flush valve is going to be replaced, the sponge gasket and tank mounting bolts should also be replaced at that time.

To replace the flush valve the entire tank will have to be removed from the bowl of the toilet, exposing the sponge gasket and the nut holding the valve in place. It may be difficult to identify which of these parts are malfunctioning because any defect may be too small to see, for this very reason, whenever the flush valve, sponge gasket, or tank mounting bolts are worn-out, all of these items should be replaced at the same time.

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