Eliminating Run-On

Step One

If water runs continuously, remove the tank lid and check the water level. If water is running over the top of the overflow tube, lower the level. If there is a float ball, bend its rod so the ball sits lower.

Step Two

A kinked or tangled chain may cause the water to run on. Detach it from the handle arm, undo the kink or tangle, and reattach it so there is about 1/2 inch of slack in the chain when the flapper is seated.

Step Three

If these measures do not solve the problem, the fill valve needs to be repaired or replaced. The tank must be emptied for this and other repairs. Shut off water to the toilet and flush the toilet to remove most of the water. Use a sponge to soak up the rest of the water.

Comments (2)
krcrew1002gmai wrote:

I think I have somewhat of a RUN-ON situation. My bowl will continue to run (the water is never still) along the inner sides. The tank water is below the water line so the OVERFLOW TUBE does not have water coming out. Do I follow the same instructions for Eliminating Run-On.

9/21/2016 11:17:17 AM Report Abuse
mickey9101 wrote:

after tank fills and water stops 15 minutes later tank will start to refill on its own for a few seconds

2/25/2012 11:08:54 AM Report Abuse
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