Kung Fu Maintenance five most common toilet leaks points video with number one being intermittent water leaking from the toilet handle and showing up on the floor.
1) The Fill Valve
2) The Supply Line
3) The Angle Stop
4) Tank To Bowl Gaskets
5) Wax Ring Floor Gaskets
OK. Today I wanted to show you the most often cause of an intermittent leak from a toilet.
If you are getting water on the floor and it is only random. You know if it is constant you will be able to trace it back just by feeling under your fill line, your supply line and tracing it back to the top. Than give a flush and watch the side. But if you are getting an intermittent leak. What it most often is is a fill valve being worn out and starting to actually drip from the handle here. Sometimes you will see like a little calcium deposit. The reason it is intermittent is because the fill valve winds up intermittently not sealing off. Inside of here there is a little diaphragm and that diaphragm gets worn out. So when the fill valve goes to turn off, it turns off, but it doesn’t truly turn off all the way. It lets a little bit pass maybe it builds up a little calcium deposit underneath the diaphragm inside here. That causes the toilet to not turn off. Now there is the diaphragm and you can see a little bit of deposits on this one. This little gasket seals against the inside here.
Now sometimes they’ll whistle and sometimes they will shriek but that will indicate that this top half of the fill valve needs to be replaced. This is pretty easy to replace. You can check out my video showing how to replace the top half of the fill valve. But anyway this nut locks it to the bottom.
So you just turn off your water down at your angle stop. Than lift up this collar nut from right here which allows you to pull this off of the post and set it back on. This is all rather simple here. This is the post and you can adjust the height either by the post or by the turn valve here. But anyway you stick it back on the post. Put your locking washer back on and you are good to go. But anyway that is the most common leak point for the toilet.
Other common points are the supply line, and the angle stop, the tank to toilet gaskets, or the wax deal. Those are your most often leak points for a toilet. Good to go.