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Einleitung

Most toilet repairs are easier to perform without water in the toilet tank. Use this guide to drain the tank of a traditional gravity flush toilet.

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  1. Lift the tank lid up and away from the toilet tank. Lift the tank lid up and away from the toilet tank. Lift the tank lid up and away from the toilet tank.
    • Lift the tank lid up and away from the toilet tank.

  2. Shut off the stop valve underneath the toilet by turning it clockwise until it becomes tight. The appearance of this valve may differ from toilet to toilet, but most operate the same.
    • Shut off the stop valve underneath the toilet by turning it clockwise until it becomes tight.

    • The appearance of this valve may differ from toilet to toilet, but most operate the same.

  3. Push down the flush lever. Hold the lever down until water stops draining from the tank.
    • Push down the flush lever.

    • Hold the lever down until water stops draining from the tank.

    • A small amount of water will remain in the bottom of the tank.

    • If the flush lever or pull chain have become disconnected, lift up the toilet flapper to drain the tank.

Abschluss

Most toilets retain a small amount of water in the tank after draining. To remove any excess water from the bottom of your toilet tank, use our guide for Sponge Drying a Toilet Tank.

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Ron Davis

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I have a cracking in my toilet tank going almost the length of the tank and below water line resulting in a leak. In your experience is a sealant a good option or in reality would the tank need to be replaced in time ?

Thanks

K EVANS - Antwort

It would make more sense to replace the tank, than seal any crack which would only reappear after time anyway.

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