Gerber flapper problem

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by khayes, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. khayes

    khayes New Member

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    We have a Gerber in our half-bath....around 10 years old. Lately the flapper has been sticking in the open position requiring the handle-jiggle move to re-seat. I could not figure out how to repair this, so I took some pliers and broke off the little ears holding the flapper. I removed the flapper and coated the flapper axles (correct term??) with Vaseline, reinstalled the flapper and all works well now. Anyone else have experience with this, is there something else I could have done? Will the Vaseline last for any length of time? It seems that the ears I broke off served no real purpose - there's no way the flapper can slip off on its own.
  2. plumber1

    plumber1 Plumber

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    flapprt

    Get a new Korkey flapper.

    Ten years old, the rubber deteriorates stretches and warps.
  3. khayes

    khayes New Member

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    Thank you very much for the quick reply. Is this flapper widely available?
  4. plumber1

    plumber1 Plumber

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    Korkeys

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    You can get them at the big box stores and most hardwares have them .

    Buy the red Korkey. Take out most of the chain slack when hooking to the handle.......

    http://www.korky.com/korkyReplace.htm
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