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November 22nd, 2003

How to Fix a Leaking Toilet

A couple of years ago, Ryan told us how to unclog a toilet. I recently needed to learn (quickly) how to fix a leaking toilet.

The situation was that a toilet was leaking from one corner of the tank, just under the cover. It was happening when the tank was refilling after every flush – pretty badly, too, with a lot of water. Still flushed okay.

I took a look at a rather handy guide to fixing leaks, just to be prepared. And you know what? I didn’t need it at all.

As it turns out, the tube leading water from just under the refill valve to the refill tube had come off entirely. This caused water to be sprayed towards one upper corner of the tank – right near the cover – causing the leak! I simply reattached the tube, and voila! No more leaking.

Moreso than fixing something, I like it when fixing something requires little knowledge on my part.

Posted in Toilets

Lisa January 28, 2007, 12:17 am

my toilet water line leaks at the bolt. I have tried to tighten it, but either way you turn it, water still drips out. Help!!!

Jeanette May 22, 2007, 7:32 pm

I have a toilet leaking from the bottom, we replaced the wax ring twice but it is still leaking, what do I do?

Laurie November 1, 2007, 8:30 pm

The toilet tank appeared to be leaking on the floor in the bathroom so I have replaced the *gasket*, in order to do this with new rubber washers I had to also replace the *flush valve* as one of the screws was under a portion of the flush valve and I could not remove it. Problem is after all this it is *still leaking*?

christy March 9, 2008, 6:06 pm

hi i have a problem with unclogging my toilet, but it just wont unclog. I’ve tried everything the plunger, flushing the toilet many times, all the works what shall I do please help.

Pete June 22, 2008, 2:52 pm

so what do you do when the refill tube keeps coming off, after you’ve put it back on? do I replace the fill valve entirely?


Mary September 19, 2010, 5:33 pm

I’m having problems with our toilet not flushing and leaking at the bottom. We just replaced the toilet less than a month ago and it doing it again. I don’t know what else to do. And I can’t afford to call a plumber. Please help…

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