Noisy Toilet

Does it gurgle, run and even flush alone? The fix can be quite easy with no need to purchase new parts. Just turn off broken boiler provided by the valve that is located just behind and usually to the lower left of the restroom. Now remove the tank lid and look inside to discover the flush valve. With the water off, remove the cap of the valve either by removing 3 screws or by turning counter clockwise to unlock the tabs.
There is a small rubber washer that seals the center waterway. That is normally the source of the issue. If the washer does not completely seal the hole, water and air will escape causing all kinds of annoying sounds. What keeps the washer from a complete seal is usually a small amount of sand or grit that is stuck in the valves water line. To remove it, simply put a cup over the hole in the valve. Holding the cup in one hand, turn the water back on for a second.
The sand or grit should blow from this line and your problem is solved. Shut the water off, clean the rubber washer, and reinstall the parts which were removed. When everything is back together, test the bathroom several times. If there’s still a problem, check the flapper at the bottom of the tank. Water may be escaping here. This too can sometimes be fixed easily with no need for new pieces. Just lift the flapper and clean out the bottom of it and the outlet that it closes on. Many times the reason for seepage is simply scum that has built up and is preventing a proper seal.
Of course there are those times when you will have to replace components that are defective and only can’t be repaired. These components, much like the bathroom itself, can be found in different degrees of quality and cost ranges. If you don’t intend on having to replace the toilet any time soon, buy an excellent part. Despite the fact that it may cost twice as much as the inexpensive one on the same shelf, it will be well worth the peace of mind.

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