Fix A Running Toilet–How to Change A Toilet Flapper

April 18, 2012 · 12 comments

in Bathroom, Fix-it, How-To, Videos

Welcome to my first video how-to! (Do I have to tell you how much I hate my voice?) This is a tutorial on one of the most common problems in everybody’s house: a leaky toilet that’s constantly running. This is such a super easy problem to fix. Anybody can do it!

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Blue April 18, 2012 at 10:22 am

Stop hating your voice.

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Alden April 18, 2012 at 11:31 am

You are the sexiest plumber ever!

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Amy April 18, 2012 at 12:29 pm

You sound great! Did you ever have to stop and re-film for laughing?? You are a very serious flap changer.

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Tiffany April 18, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Most Excellent tutorial.

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Jill April 18, 2012 at 4:52 pm

That was awesome. AND totally random

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Stephanie April 18, 2012 at 5:19 pm

I’ve learned so much! You’re adorable.

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Selwyn aka Kellie April 19, 2012 at 4:09 am

Now if only Aussie toilets had a “flapper” I’d be set…

I loved your clip – you should have a TV show!

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L. April 19, 2012 at 9:01 am

Wooooooii! Way to go, Hilde! I’ve had to fix flappers before in my life, but I always forget how I did it. This was a great tutorial! And tell the cameraman he rocks!

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Nichole Avila April 24, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I like your voice!!! But I hate my own voice on video.
Anyway the back of a toilet scares me. :)

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James Zewan May 28, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Hi there! Nobody ever made it any easier; you did. You have given very simple steps to follow and I asked myself why I have been calling the plumber even for such simple ‘how-tos’. Your voice doesn’t sound bad as you mentioned, I was able to follow through. Thanks for the tutorial.

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How to fix a running toilet May 29, 2013 at 10:58 pm

Hallo! I was happy to have bumped on your blog while searching through the internet. I managed to fix the float which had been giving me terrible time. However, I am still having some issue; even though the tank gets full, every time that I flush I realize that the pressure with which the waters flows in and through the bowl is too weak. How can I go about that fix?

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Hildie May 31, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Have you made sure that the water going into the tank from the wall is turned on all the way? Sometimes it isn’t and that can slow things down quite a bit. Also there might be a clog. Since only gravity is used to make the water go from the tank to the bowl, it might be that a clog is causing the water to linger in the bowl. You might want to use a plumbers snake to try to clean it out.

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