Mansfield toilet overflows

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by noel marais, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. noel marais

    noel marais New Member

    Nov 22, 2010
    Washington DC
    I have two new Mansfield toilets; one works fine, the other periodically overflows because the trip lever gets stuck and doesn't drop down. It seems like a simple problem but how do I fix it?
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    Sometimes a new lever helps, if the one you have is sticking.
    Overflowing the bowl? That would mean the bowl is plugged.
    Using a plunger or closet auger can help with that, though the builder grade Mansfield Alto model is not one I recommend. We remove and dispose of those all the time.
  3. Sponsor

    Sponsor Paid Advertisement

  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    A toilet has an opening to the drain, so anything added to it should just go down the drain if it is liquid. A solid might temporarily block it until you had the full force of the tank releasing during a flush, but just a water leak into the bowl would just flow out. So, either the toilet trap or the drain line has to be plugged if it is overflowing.
Similar Threads: Mansfield toilet
Forum Title Date
Toilet Forum discussions A close look at the Mansfield Cascade rimless toilet -PICS- Jan 8, 2013
Toilet Forum discussions Has anyone seen this relativity new Mansfield rimless toilet? Nov 18, 2012
Toilet Forum discussions Mansfield 1983 Toilet: Tank to Bowl Gasket Nightmare Jun 14, 2011
Toilet Forum discussions Need help choosing a Toto..or Mansfield toilet May 18, 2011
Toilet Forum discussions Mansfield toilet Jul 29, 2010

Share This Page