HELP my toilet is broke?
The tank is leaking but from the bottom. There are screws to the tank on both bottom sides of it and their leaking. How do i fix it? I turned the water off
- ?Lv 71 month ago
# 1 go to the local hardware store
# 2 Purchase a toilet "RING "
# 3 READ directions on toilet ring package
#4 unbolt toilet and remove to the side
#5remove damaged toilet ring and replace with NEW ring
# 6 return toilet to position and bolt in place
- Aussie DevilLv 51 month ago
the rubber washers on the bolts have
remove the bolts then dry the inside of the
Then put silicone on the area where the washers are and replace
- zipperLv 61 month ago
Call a pumper, You most likely need a new seal; and they can be a ***** to replace or the tank may have a small crack in it.
- mermelizLv 71 month ago
Typically this occurs when someone leans back onto the tank too hard while doing their business!
You may have a crack where the bolts connect. Home Depot and Lowe's both sell tank kits that you could use to replace the seals and bolts. But take it apart first to see if it is worth repairing since you may need a new toilet assembly if anything is cracked.Source(s): EXAMPLE: You will have to find the one for your size tank. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Fluidmaster-Rubber-3-25-i...
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- falconLv 51 month ago
The seal between the tank and the toilet bowl need to be replaced while you do that replace the tank screws and washers to .You might need to saw off the bolts to remove the tank so better call a plumber.
- 1 month ago
Wax ring would be something to look at.
- J.B.SchneiderLv 71 month ago
Or you can get a new ONE PIECE toilet. I have two here and there is never a leak. However, they cost more.
- RichardLv 51 month ago
i have no idea.
- Spock (rhp)Lv 71 month ago
those are the screws that hold the tank to the base. they have rubber washers that prevent the water from leaking out. you get new screws over at your home improvement store. take photo of the screws and the name plate on your toilet, the sales guy in plumbing will help you find what you need. the replacement is a DIY jobSource(s): grampa
- Trump 2020Lv 71 month ago
There's a rubber seal between the tank and the bowl. Tightening the bolts SHOULD stop the leak. If it doesn't, you need to replace the seal.