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How to Fix Toilet flushing on its own?

Does your toilet flush on its own? How to fix toilet that is ghost flushing? This is a problem known as ghost flushing. It signals that your flapper is leaking and needs to be replaced.

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Check out the video to learn how to fix your ghost flushing toilet.

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Video didn't help? Check out the step-by-step instructions below.

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Toilet Flushes on its Own

6,461 September 29, 2015
Toilet Flushes on its Own

STEP 1: The first step is to shut off the water supply to your toilet.  

STEP 2: Next, flush your toilet to drain the excess water and remove the old flapper.

STEP 3: Clean the area of where the flapper sits to remove any sediment or debris that can build up, preventing the flapper from sealing properly.

STEP 4: Install your Korky flapper by attaching the flapper ears to the tabs of the flush valve. This may vary slightly depending on the Korky flapper model you have. Find the correct flapper for your toilet here.

STEP 5: Attach the flapper chain to the flush lever by making sure the flapper chain is going as straight up and down as possible from the flush lever and has minimal slack. If the chain has excess slack or is too tight, the flapper may not perform adequately. 

STEP 6: Turn the water supply back on to complete you installation.