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How to replace a flush valve


Step 1. If the fixes your toilet from running, the next step it to try replacing the flush valve. Before removing the old flush valve, shut off the water supply at the fixture stop valve located on the cube that supplies water to the tank. Flush the toilet and sponge out the remaining water. To make this repair you’ll need to remove the tank from the bowl. Start by unscrewing the water supply coupling nut from the bottom of the tank.

 

Step 2. Unscrew the bolts holding the toilet tank to the bowl by loosening the nuts from below If you are having difficulty unscrewing the tank bolts and nuts because they are fused together by rust or corrosion, apply penetrating oil or spray lubricant to the threads, give it a few minutes to penetrate and then try again. If that fails, slip an open-ended hacksaw (or plain hacksaw blade) between the tank and bowl and saw through the bolt.

 

Step 3. Unhook the chain from the handle lever arm. Remove the tank and carefully place it upside- down on an old towel. Remove the spud washer and spud nut from the base of the flush valve using a spud wrench or large channel-type pliers. Remove the old flush valve.

 

Step 4. Place the new flush valve in the valve hole and check to see if the top of the overflow pipe is at least 1” below the Critical Level line and the tank opening where the handle is installed, If the pipe is too tall, cut it to length with a hacksaw.

 

 

 

 

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