Rubber Flapper in Toilet Will Not Close After Flushing

I have a toilet that when I flush, the rubber stopper in the tank lifts to flush the bowl, but the rubber stopper will not fall to close the hole in the tank. It doesn't seem to be anything wrong or broken with the mechanics of the stopper. Could it be that the plastic that the rubber stopper is attached to is just stuck standing up because of what it's pivoting on (the plastic) is covered in grime?


By Loleini


April 4, 20110 found this helpful

There are "ears" with holes that attach to the flush mech. You can replace the flapper. The flapper is probably getting to flexible, so when it is up the part that attaches to the mechanism is too soft. Also, check your chain, sometime the chain position prevents the flapper from closing. But the best thing to do is just change out the flapper. Take the old one with you so you get one that isn't to small.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

In This Article
Man Repairing a Toilet
Repairing a Toilet
Home and Garden Repair Home BathroomApril 4, 2011
White Toilet
Toilet Not Flushing Properly
View of the water line.
Flushing a Refrigerator Water Line
Toilet Brush Head
Toilet Brush Head Stuck in Toilet
Flapper Woman With Martini
Making a Flapper (1920s) Costume
Halloween Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on October 23, 2016 at 6:39:12 AM on in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!