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Toilet Won’t Stop Running

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    LESLIE: Joyce in Florida is on the line with a toilet that’s exceptionally noisy. Tell us what’s going on at your money pit.

    JOYCE: My toilet, when I flush it, it will keep running after I flush it. It keeps running and the water keeps moving in the toilet bowl.

    TOM: OK.

    JOYCE: And then if I jiggle the handle, it’ll quit.

    TOM: OK.

    JOYCE: So how do I fix this to keep it from doing that and keeping the water from continuously running?

    TOM: Very simple. Your toilet has two valves in it: one is called a “fill valve” and one is called a “flush valve.” The flush valve is at the bottom of the toilet and the fill valve is the vertical part with the float.

    JOYCE: OK.

    TOM: You should replace both of those valves. It’s a do-it-yourself project and that will stop the problem. The fill valve is worn out and that’s why it’s continuing to run.

    JOYCE: OK. What’s the name of that valve?

    TOM: A fill valve; f-i-l-l. Fill valve. It’s the valve that fills the toilet.

    JOYCE: (inaudible at 0:03:09). OK.

    TOM: Very inexpensive. You can pick them up at any home center or hardware store and they’re easy to install.

    JOYCE: OK. Wow, thank you.

    TOM: You’re welcome, Joyce. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.

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