How to fix a leaking toilet
06 October 2022
Tightening leaky gaskets
1. Turn off the water and empty the tank
Start by turning the water supply off by rotating the valve behind the toilet clockwise. Once the water’s been turned off, flush the toilet to empty the tank.
Top tip: you can also use a cup to remove the water out of the tank.
2. Find the bolts that connect the tank to the bowl
These are two or three bolt heads surrounding the flapper in the bottom of the toilet tank. You’ll recognised the bolts by the rubber washers found underneath them.
3. Tighten up the bolts with an adjustable wrench and screwdriver
Use a flathead screwdriver to hold the bolts in place, then take an adjustable wrench and turn the bolts underneath the tank clockwise to tighten them.
4. Refill the tank and check for leaks
Turn the water supply back on and allow the tank to refill. Wait a few minutes, then check for seepage. If there’s no more leaks, the gasket has been fixed. If there’s still leakage, the washer under the bolts will need to be replaced.
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