Toilet continually running

20 Sep 2014
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United Kingdom

My in-laws are having a problem with their toilet continually running through into the bowl. A visiting friends child pulled too hard on the flush which seemed to cause the problem. I have included some photos of the mechanism incase someone can identify it and where I may get a replacement.

As far as I can tell there is a metal wire which goes from the central bit to the flush handle, and it doesn't seem to go back all the way, shutting of the pipe between cistern and pan. I have had a look and can't see anything. I wondered if it was inside the central bit and I can't seem to find a way in to that without breaking it? I was thinking it may be easier to replace this section to the flush instead of call a plumber etc,

Any help in identifying the part or suggestions would be great

Many thanks

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If its leaking into the pan constantly, it will be the rubber seal on the bottom of the syphon. Twist left or right GENTLY to release it
Yeah I think that is where it is. When I push that down it does stop, its like it goes down halfway atuomatically but whatever mechanism makes it go all the way has broken/come apart. I have taken it out but can't see anything and not sure how to get 'inside'.
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that was my thought. by top part do you mean the whole central part and the yellow wire? thats the bit i can get off really easily.

would MKM or similar stock something like that?


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