Forum Title: Refill Tube Will Not Stop Running
We've recently been hit with a cold spell, and for a few days our trailer park has been without water. Something about the main line... So, our water came back on earlier today, and I went to turn the sink off(I had it on just in case our pipes were frozen), but noticed my toilet was leaking from the handle. I lifted up the top and the tank was overflowing, so I flushed it... waited... and it did it again. The refill tube won't stop flowing, even if the overflow tube is full and I pull up on the valve. The flapper is fine, too.... Does it sound like I need a new valve?
Category: Plumber Post By: SAMANTHA VALDEZ (Albany, GA), 06/09/2017

You added that picture just after I went to go find this one. The float is on the shaft. If it's black like the one in my picture it\s probably a fluidmaster . very common. There should be a turn off stop valve under the toilet. You'll have to turn that off to fix it. The fill valves are easy to change out lots of videos on youtube. The stop valve under the toilet to shut off water can be a little more complicated

- BECKY ROJAS (Middletown, OH), 09/11/2017

I'm at work at the moment, I'll try to see if my fiance can send me a pic. You'll have to forgive him, he stuck the refill tube under the flapper to keep it from overflowing until we could figure it out, rather than flushing it every ten seconds. Without a pic, all I can tell ya is it's pretty much all plastic, which irks me... but I'm finding that to be a norm with my trailer... Has a fill valve, the handle with the arm and chain down to the flapper, overflow tube with the refill tube clipped to the side, the tube is facing down into the tank... and as far as memory serves, that's it. Kinda like this set up here:

- YVONNE CURTIS (Burnsville, MN), 09/26/2017

Sooooo many different types of flush mechanisms these days . take a picture and show us what you have.

- JO JOSEPH (Rancho Cucamonga, CA), 10/13/2017

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