Is my toilet running or leaking?

Take the lid off of your toilet tank.

  1. Put in a few drops of food coloring or a few dye tablets.
  2. Stir the water with a long spoon or stick.
  3. Wait 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. Do not flush or use the toilet.
  5. Look in the bowl, if the coloring has seeped into the bowl, your flapper is not sealing properly and is causing the water to leak.

There are two types of fill valves that your toilet may have. See the diagrams provided to determine what type you may have.

Toilet Diagram - Photo 1Toilet Diagram - Photo 2

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