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my toilet periodically flushes on its own. whats causing this

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my toilet periodically flushes on its own. what's causing this & how do I stop it from happening?

Plumbisman :

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Plumbisman :

Do you mean the tank keeps filling on its own

Customer:

not sure. periodically i hear the sound of the toilet flushing when no one is in there.

Plumbisman :

The flush valve seal is leaking, and when it gets low enough it refills like it does after when youflush it

Customer:

where is the flush valve and can i change it or replace it myself?

Plumbisman :

look in the tank , see if it has a chain hooked to a flapper and the other end to the toilet handle

Customer:

yes it does. do i replace a component or the full assembly?

Plumbisman :

Just the rubber flapper, take it with you, so you get the same one

Plumbisman :

what is the brand of your toilet

Customer:

kohler

Plumbisman :

Tell them at store, because you need to get a kohler replacement as they are sometimes different sizes

Customer:

ok. thanks. happy new year.

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