How to fix most running toilets.

813 mijë shikime19

    This is how you fix most toilets that won't stop running.
    It is more than likely that the flapper isn't sealing properly. It gets a little more complicated (and the video would be a lot longer) if it is the float valve, so you should start by swapping out the flapper.
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    Publikuar 18 ditë më parë


    1. Marga Massmann

      Being a widow of a husband who was a handyman and now have to pay a call-out fee to have a toilet repaired, is hard for me. Fortunately I read about this Dad on Instagram and wow!! - now I can fix my own toilet. 💃💃💃💃💃💃

    2. Ariadna

      From all girls without dads, thank you! Can you show us how to change a damaged toilet seat? And how to choose a right one?

    3. MR ASIAN

      I would turn off the water then fix it

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    6. SakJin

      I came from Instagram after seeing a reddit post about him there. What a wonderful channel!!

    7. Robin W

      Thank you!!! I just paid a plumber $100 to change a flapper!! I'm going to watch your channel and it will save me lots of money!

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      Can you make one about how to drive a manual

      1. bodoti qwiu

        But how do you unclog a toilet

    9. 최치카

      thank you!!

    10. Maria Anderson

      Hi, love your channel. I've got a toilet that periodically runs. Was going to call a plumber but after watching your video, I thought I can do this. I ordered the same flapper from Amazon. Emptied the water from the tank. But I am unable to remove the old flapper. It feels like hard plastic and no give to get it off the pins on the stem. I tried cutting it of without any luck. Do you have any suggestions on how to remove?

      1. bodoti qwiu

        I just subscribed! My dad taught my brother a lot of stuff but wouldn’t teach me anything because I’m a girl (🤔) so I’m excited to learn some stuff!!

    11. Nomo Hakon

      Highly dependent on the type of the mechanism, the one i have is just rubber ring, so theoreticaly i can cut it out from a rubber sheet and install.

    12. Nano Klzd

      you are the internet's dad, you are a great person =) big hug!

    13. Jebediah Honker-Tonker

      I have great parents, I was just horribly sheltered and forgot to ask how to learn this sort of stuff. I’m getting ready to go to college, so the idea of living on my own scares me a little because I don’t know how to do much handy stuff. Thank you very much for creating this channel, Internet Dad!!

    14. Andy Crews

      My toilet fills and stops but randomly turns on now and then. Water is leaking out over time and I can't find it. I've replaced the fill valve, the flush valve and the flapper. Infuriating.

    15. Jesabelle Cruz

      My toilets not running, my fridge is😎 dad jokes I can imagine my toilet and fridge playing tag in the backyard

    16. Zulmarie

      Thank you so much for doing these videos ! I bought my first home about a year ago and your videos have been such a God send ! I was also raised without my biological father so I truly don’t have a reliable male figure to reach out to for these simple tasks. Thank you thank you thank you!!!

      1. abbsnn cose

        I am 34 yrs old....... I have never seen this done. Thank you 😊

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      I am a water repair shop in Kyoto, Japan. Many people will be saved in this video. It is very wonderful. I can't speak, but I looked up English in the translation function and commented English.

      1. abbsnn cose

        Thank you.

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      Сюда бы русские субтитры😌

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      I facepalmed before he even finished the joke xD I love your videos.

    20. Maria Maximova

      Thank you!

    21. sebastian cif

      Came to watch his videos since he went viral. But I also have a running toilet, didn’t expect that video to be here. thank you so much

    22. Magpie One

      I just found out about this channel from GMA. As a woman of a certain age,whose husband is not in the greatest of shape, I have to do things if our son isn't available.And I have this particular problem right now! Dad,if I replaced the flapper,tried adjusting the chain& it's still running, what's next?(PS, I subscribed!Thank you!)

    23. Kathy Little

      How do I fix water hammer at toilet valve?

    24. Glenn Family Gardens

      I just subscribed! My dad taught my brother a lot of stuff but wouldn’t teach me anything because I’m a girl (🤔) so I’m excited to learn some stuff!!

    25. Quinten

      But how do you unclog a toilet

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      Will no one talk about how his clock wasn’t working

    29. Kelsey M###k

      That’s a lot of work

    30. Carissa McHolme

      That toilet is literally like the deep end of the pool🤯 Australian toilets are legit like a kids pool compared to this

    31. Paul

      Hey add that if you haven’t (ever) cleaned inside the cistern and it’s full of yuckiness, don’t be afraid of it, it won’t kill you- add a Blue tablet or a cup and a half of bleach and come back in an hr or 2, flush and have a look inside as it fills up. It should be cleaner than before and won’t be too hard to clean up in there.

    32. Chike Mike

      Thank you.

    33. Nessie Poo

      I am 34 yrs old....... I have never seen this done. Thank you 😊

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      Can’t wait for more video’s 💛🧡❤️

    42. Callie Harris

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    43. Cyrov Instrumental

      God bless you.

    44. Emmanuel Chang

      Im generally a DIY person, ive even built my own basement from scratch (framing, drywall, electrical, celing, etc) but i have never installed a toilet before, never did any plumbing outside changing the kitchen faucet. i had a partially running toilet as described in this video so i went out and got a new flapper and it works, its surprisingly simple but i didnt think of doing it until watching this video so thank you!

    45. Christopher MacDonald

      t-thanks, pa

    46. jerri Purdy

      I’m a widow with three dad is passed away. I learned how to fix a running toilet today😊 thanks

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    49. Rith Panda

      Wow thank dad

    50. J L

      Are those flappers standard size for most toilets, or does it depend on the toilet?

    51. 63 Hours of Freedom

      Hey Dad! How can I hang pictures on a brick wall? My apartment has all exposed brick walls and nothing seems to work

    52. 1kaaa

      How much do you fill the water back up or is it automatically done when you twist the knob?

    53. youraverage ray

      where can u find a flapper

    54. Alexandría

      Ponga subtítulos en español please

    55. Dottie Brehm

      I’ve had a replacement flapper sitting by a toilet to which I’ve had the water turned off for a ridiculously long time b/c I didn’t know how to do the swap. Rather than listen to the water keep filling, I just took it out of service. Happily it’s not the only toilet so another has been available ... but when I watched this video, my toilet was back in business in less than two minutes. Thanks - from a widow who has added yet another skill to the repertoire!

    56. Debra Ivy

      So happy to have found your channel from a write up at 'Country Living!' My dad is no longer here, and I miss him terribly. I always called him for advice on how to fix things, to make sure I wasn't being ripped off on car repairs, etc. He LOVED knocking down walls. :) I look forward to checking out the rest of your videos.

    57. Jennifer King

      I loved the "you got this" at the end.

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    60. April Tucay

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    62. Devynn Webb

      Dad, where did you buy your flapper from??

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    63. Cadie Aurora

      Im so sorry you dont have a dad

    64. Shea Goff

      I literally have the exact same toilet

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    67. young God

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    68. Jennifer Elias

      What if the toilet still runs and the tank fills up though because that’s my issue

      1. snaplash

        The fill valve is either leaking or needs to be adjusted. (water will be running into the overflow in middle of the tank. Search YT or google for "replace toilet fill valve"

    69. AlfieJ_R

      You’ve adopted 2.05 million people 😖

    70. Money Making Mindset

      That’s an interesting mechanism, the ones in the UK and I believe most of Europe have different mechanisms that are adjustable as you can get the same problem if the tank fills up too much. And it’s usually the whole flush and valve kit that’s replaced and costs around £20 ($24.60), great video btw

    71. Queer Girl Straight Skates

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    72. Trina Chu

      Can you have a video about using the toilet and the toilet seat. Some boy won’t do it right! LOL. My kid is going to kill me for this comment. LOL.

    73. ajdaturkey

      We ordered the flapper and followed the video but it is still running and making the noise... help

    74. Anthony

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    75. Bradley Cossins

      Hey dad! Should we keep the black clip that went onto the old flapper in case future flappers we buy don't have one, or should every flapper come with some sort of clipping mechanism? Thanks!

    76. tom s

      thanks dad

    77. Jaime Reynolds

      What a great channel

    78. Debora Dubinskas

      What if your toilet doesn’t refill in the first place after you flush. What’s wrong with it

    79. Thea O'Neill

      I just did this!! Thank You! 😊

    80. Kraxos sl

      I actually had to do this repair on the toilet at my job, I wish I had this tutorial back then