It keeps leaking - Toto Promenade, 1.6 GPF, Elongated Two-Piece Toilet, Cotton - CST424SFG
Hi,Toilets leaks are typically
related to three situations. First, the toilet wax ring may have failed. The toilet wax ring sits
underneath the toilet bowl and forms an air tight seal with the toilet trap.
If the wax ring fails, or the toilet bowl screws that hold the bowl to the
floor are loose, water can seep around the edges of the toilet bowl. You can
check for this type of leak by using a paper towel and slipping it under and
around the toilet bowl base. If you see moisture on the paper towel chances
are the toilet bolts are loose and/or the toilet wax ring has failed. Try
gently tightening the bolts. If that does not solve the problem, you will need to replace the toilet wax ring.The second area where toilet
leaks spring up is where the toilet tank connects to the toilet bowl. There
is a rubber toilet tank gasket that connects the two that can break down over time. Look
carefully around the base of the toilet tank and the back edge of the toilet
bowl to see if any leaks have occurred. If so, you can try gently tightening
the bolts that connect the tank and bowl together, but be careful to not
over-tighten. You could crack either the toilet tank or bowl. If tightening
up the bolts does not help, you will need to turn off the water supply to
the toilet, drain the tank and replace the toilet tank gasket between the tank
and the bowl.
The third area where toilets leak
is around the water supply line, either up under the toilet tank base, or
near the valve area. Sometimes you can resolve the problem by tightening up
the associated nuts with a pair of adjustable pliers. Other times you may
need to get an entirely new supply line.
The last possibility is that
there may be a hairline crack in the toilet tank or bowl. Again, carefully
inspect the tank for any cracks. If you see any, you will need to replace
either the tank or bowl, depending upon where the crack is. Read More At : Promenade, 1.6 GPF, Elongated Two-Piece Toilet, Cotton -......