Introduction

The toilet flapper opens to allow water to flow from the toilet tank into the bowl when the toilet is flushed. Afterwards, it closes as the toilet tank fills back up. If water is constantly flowing from your toilet tank, chances are your flapper is not functioning properly and will require a replacement.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Lift the tank lid up and away from the toilet tank.

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Image 1/2: The appearance of this valve may differ from toilet to toilet, but most operate the same. Image 2/2: The appearance of this valve may differ from toilet to toilet, but most operate the same.
  • Shut off the stop valve underneath the toilet by turning it clockwise until it becomes tight.

  • The appearance of this valve may differ from toilet to toilet, but most operate the same.

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Image 1/2: Hold the lever down until water stops draining from the tank. Image 2/2: A small amount of water will remain in the bottom of the tank.
  • Push down the flush lever.

  • Hold the lever down until water stops draining from the tank.

  • A small amount of water will remain in the bottom of the tank.

  • If the flush lever or pull chain have become disconnected, lift up the toilet flapper to drain the tank.

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Image 1/3: Disconnect the spring clasp from the tank lever. Image 2/3: Disconnect the spring clasp from the tank lever. Image 3/3: Disconnect the spring clasp from the tank lever.
  • Squeeze open the spring clasp that connects the pull chain to the tank lever.

  • Disconnect the spring clasp from the tank lever.

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Image 1/3: Remove the flapper from the toilet tank. Image 2/3: Remove the flapper from the toilet tank. Image 3/3: Remove the flapper from the toilet tank.
  • Disconnect the flapper from the posts on each side of the overflow tube.

  • Remove the flapper from the toilet tank.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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