Post details: Making Minor Adjustments

02/23/05

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Making Minor Adjustments


Toilets get used a lot, and sometimes they simply get out of adjustment. If your toilet is gurgling and seems to be losing water unnecessarily, try some minor adjustments before replacing any parts.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

SKILL SCALE
Easy

TIME REQUIRED
You can make all these minor adjustments in about half an hour.

TOOLS
Adjustable wrenches
Needle-nose pliers

Minor Adjustments
Clean and adjust the handle mounting nut so the handle operates smoothly. Take care -- the mounting nut has reversed threads. That means you should loosen the nut by turning it clockwise, and tighten it by turning it counterclockwise. Caution: overtightening the mounting nut can crack the tank!

 

 

Minor AdjustmentsAdjust the lift chain so it hangs straight from the handle lever with about 1/2 inch of slack. Remove any excess slack in the chain by hooking it on a different hole in the handle lever, or by hooking it onto different links.

 

 

 

Minor AdjustmentsLift wires are found on toilets without lift chains. If your toilet has lift wires, make sure they are straight and operate smoothly when the handle is pushed. A sticky handle often can be fixed simply by straightening a bent lift wire.

 

 

 

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