|Fig.1 Alligator Vice Grips®|
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Alligator Vice Grips®
5403 Universal 3" Adjustable Toilet Flapper
George Baker is a used car salesman who live in Chino Hills, California. He did mention that his mother-in-law had pulled the flapper from the tank and it no longer held water in the tank. It was missing its flapper frame and the sole of the rubber flapper was covered with black mold and slightly twisted. When Mrs. Baker arrived home she wanted the toilet repaired immediately.
This post shows the six steps on how to replace a toilet flapper.
Step 1: Fig.1 show the Alligator Vice Grip® pliers that will be used to close the metal chain around the toilet lever rod.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the old 3" white toilet flapper and shows that this flapper had a float valve to hold the flapper chain up and away from the flapper.
|Fig.2 Close up|
Step 4: Fig.4 shows the 5403 Universal 3" Adjustable Toilet Flapper in the bowl was running proving that the flapper was not leaking any water from the water bowl.
|Fig.4 Checking for leaks|
|Fig.5 Last check|
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