Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by Cookie, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. Cookie

    Cookie .

    Oct 7, 2005
    Hi all,
    I have a toilet where the chain gets stuck under the flapper. I have put a new chain on it, and also, tried the fishing line. It still gets stuck, and I have tried adjusting the lenght as well, when it gets stuck under it, the toilet just runs and runs. Any advice? Thank you.
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    Cookie, in my experience, if the chain can get stuck under the flapper, it always means there is too much slack in the chain. Take a second look at that, post a picture if you can.
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    Connect the chain to the furthest hole in the handle, or buy a longer handle and then connect the chain to the last hole.
  5. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    Adjust the chain so that when the handle is in its normal position, there is maybe one link of slack between the handle's lever and the flapper valve. Then, there should be no way for it to get caught under the flapper valve.
  6. Dan Pick

    Dan Pick New Member

    Feb 11, 2007
    Plumbing Sales
    Speedway, IN
    To remove the trip lever in a toilet .........remember they have left hand threads. Tighten in the normal direction to loosen left handed threads.
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