To carry out repair work when the toilet bowl or its tank flows, it is possible only after revealing the reasons for which the leak has opened. Their list can be varied. You can eliminate all the problems yourself, so you do not have to pay for a specialist call. It is necessary to understand the scheme of the mechanism of the tank of the toilet bowl. This will prevent water leakage and unnecessary costs due to meter readings.
Causes of leakage
When the water enters the sewer, the outlet valve may be broken from the tank. In this case, the cleaning of the discharge tank from plaque, rust and dirt will help to remove the blockage. In order to establish the causes of the leak in the toilet bowl, you should know a number of the main possible breakages of its design, for example:
Scheme of operation of the drain tank.
- The appearance of a leak at the point of connection of the hose to the "float".
- Fluid flow through the overflow, if the ball of the crane is not adjusted ("float").
- Flow of water pear.
- Leak between the tank unit and the toilet seat.
- Water passes through the bolts fastening the toilet seat.
- Skewed lever "float".
- Defective operation of the float valve.
- Worn or damaged membrane in the siphon of the tank.
The flow of the toilet bowl is observed if the water enters the tank constantly, which can be caused by the types of breakages listed above. Malfunctions can be serious, requiring timely intervention. To eliminate each fault there are certain ways of repairing the structure. Adjustment requires replacement of worn parts or adjustment of specific structural elements, for example, "float".
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The device of the toilet tank.
How to eliminate leakage due to valve faults or "float" correctly? The configurations of the toilet bowls may be different, but the general scheme of their operation is the same. If the drain tank does not work well, then before repairing the device, it is necessary to restore the logically correct scheme of its operation. For example, check its effect on the correct regulation of the level to which water fills the tank, that is, the "float". The scheme has a system of levers, special shut-off valves and seals, serving to block the water.
If the tank leak is continuous, then this problem can be eliminated by first disassembling the tank. The entire plum mechanism is carefully inspected to reveal cracks in the structure or possible malfunctions. Another way is to start experimenting with the presence of a water tap. Preliminarily shut off the water supply to the drain tank, then wait for a new water leak.
After stopping leaks in the reservoir, water may persist. At the same time, the reason is a clog "float", which is a system of automatic support of the required water level. If there is a water leak before the complete emptying of the tank is complete, the cause is the faulty condition of the valve. This occurs in connection with the formation of clogs or the deterioration of this part.
To eliminate leakage, if the cause is a malfunctioning "float" condition, it is not always necessary to disassemble the tank. Correct adjustment of the water pressure, which passes through the valve to fill the water, may be sufficient.
Any model of a toilet bowl has a valve, which is quite sensitive to pressure changes in the water main. If it is too high, then the crane should be covered more strongly. This is due to the fact that the liquid pressure through the fill valve does not allow to eliminate the problem, and when it is closed, the "float" will not be heated. Water will come out through the overflow device.
Scheme of repair of the drain tank.
If the leak occurs due to a malfunction of the drain valve, then the tank must be disassembled, not once having lowered the water. If it is more intensive to move the drain button, it is possible to determine the presence of accumulated solid deposits of salts that are wedging the whole mechanism. It will be necessary to flush the tank to remove all contaminants.
The leakage of the reservoir in case of poor water discharge from the shut-off valve requires that this device be compressed. If there is a non-stop leak of water after the valve is pressed, you can conclude that it has broken. Therefore, you only need to change the gasket.
How to remove a malfunction due to a broken pear, diaphragm, or pipe failure? To disassemble the toilet bowl, the top cover must be removed. After that, the pouring tank pear is carefully inspected, since this part (petal) can be covered with build-up or deformed.
You can wipe the pear with a rag to clean it. For an ideal fitting of the part, the mechanism seat must be wiped. If these manipulations do not help, then the pear needs to be replaced. However, it is able to lose its elasticity with time, so the water in it is kept poorly.
If there is plaque or rust, the pear should be disconnected and the saddle carefully cleaned. For this purpose, sandpaper is used. Specialists recommend tightening the nuts of the mechanism more tightly. If the nut loosens, the drainage device may leak. Therefore, in the process of repair, it is removed to eliminate the cause of the failure.
If a malfunction due to a malfunction of the siphon tank membrane is detected, repairs are mandatory.
As a result, the membrane is replaced. You can do it this way: fix the lever "float" to the crossbar and unscrew the nut, which serves to connect the tank to the pipe for flushing. After that, disconnect the siphon to replace the old membrane with a new part of the required size.
A more serious problem is the lack of tightness of the pipes. Since the toilet is fixed due to the use of cement mortar or adhesive, it is necessary to cover the discharge of it in the sewage system in a similar way. If there is a leakage of the toilet, the problem is associated with the cracking of the putty over time. If the water flows in the area of the corrugation, it is completely replaced. Next, the treatment of this area is carried out with a layer of sealant.
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Flow chart of the float valve.
How to solve the problem correctly, eliminating the leakage of water and adjusting the ball. tap of a drain tank? If the toilet is flowing, it is possible to detect the flow of liquid through the overflow, if the lid is removed from the drain tank. This requires special adjustment. To do this, pull the lever "float". If water is drawn into it, the float is removed and the water is poured out.
When it does not provide water overlap, it is due to the wear of the rubber inside the ball. crane. For troubleshooting, you can remove it so that it can be turned over to the other side again. If it is possible, then the bowl is cut out or replaced with a new one.
If you lower the "float" with a plastic pin for adjustment below, you can solve the problem associated with leaking. If this option does not help, then the part needs to be replaced or cleaned by disassembling it. This must be done when the scraped surface of the balloon hits the balloon, so the part is removed, disassembled and cleaned with a needle.
If there is a toilet bowl, what can happen in the place where the bowl is connected to the hose, then it is not difficult to eliminate the problem. To do this, tighten the hose nut, if its gasket was worn out. The hose is unscrewed to change the nut, then it is screwed back to its original position.
When there is a leak between the tank and the toilet seat, tighten the bolts connecting the tank and toilet bowl, which is strongly discouraged. Otherwise, the site device will burst. If defects in the casting structure are detected, then try to coat the cuff with a layer of sealant. It is possible to use a transparent sealant.