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Is the Gasket Causing Your Leaky Toilet?

The gasket is an essential part of your toilet, allowing water to refill each time the toilet is flushed. However, when the gasket wears down, leaky toilet issues can arise.

Check Your Toilet's Gasket

Inside your toilet tank, there's a primary gasket that works with the flush valve to hold water in the tank. When the toilet is flushed and the valve opens, water rushes through the gasket and into the toilet to refill the bowl. However, the gasket can wear down over time and start to leak. If the gasket starts to leak, you'll notice water droplets only after flushing, because that's when water comes in contact with the gasket.

How to check if the gasket is behind your leaky toilet

  • Dry off the toilet tank, toilet bowl, and the floor around it so that you'll be able to see new leaks.

  • Look between the tank and the bowl with a flashlight, then flush the toilet. Watch for leaking water. If you can't see any water, feel the back of the bowl for wet spots. If water only leaks out when you flush the toilet, then it's the tank to bowl gasket.

If you've still got a mystery on your hands, consider other causes of water leaks at the base of the toilet.

What to Do If the Gasket Is Causing a Leak

If the gasket is the cause of your leak, you'll need to replace it. This is something you can do on your own, especially with the help of a Remote Assist technician. However, if you are uncomfortable or not interested in repairing it yourself, contacting a plumber is your best option.

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