leaking around Lock nut where water goes into toilet tank

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by satire70, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. satire70

    satire70 New Member

    Aug 3, 2005
    I need help.
    there are drops of water around the black Lock nut.
    First I thought it was leaking from the toilet tank, so I have tested having
    full water in the toilet tank and watched overnight. and the water hose was not conneted to the Lock nut.
    Then there are no water around the Lock nut.

    It only happens when the water hose was connected. If I did not connect the water hose right, I understand if the water is around the bolt(screw?), but it is above the bolt, the Lock nut.
    How the water can get up thinking the toilet tank is not leaking?
    Can anybody help me?

    from a desperate mom
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    If you are using a flexible connector for the toilet tank, make sure it's clean between the rubber seal and inlet of the tank fill valve.

    If you have any TEFLON® tape, remove it now. The TEFLON® will not help in any way, but is very good at causing leaks.

    Sometimes I think my job as a plumber is to remove TEFLON® tape everytime I see it.
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2013
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