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Introduction

The gasket that sits between a toilet tank and toilet bowl can deteriorate over time. When this gasket breaks down, water from the toilet tank can leak out of the toilet.

  1. Lift the tank lid up and away from the toilet tank. Lift the tank lid up and away from the toilet tank. Lift the tank lid up and away from the toilet tank.
    • Lift the tank lid up and away from the toilet tank.

  2. Shut off the stop valve underneath the toilet by turning it clockwise until it becomes tight. The appearance of this valve may differ from toilet to toilet, but most operate the same.
    • Shut off the stop valve underneath the toilet by turning it clockwise until it becomes tight.

    • The appearance of this valve may differ from toilet to toilet, but most operate the same.

  3. Push down the flush lever. Hold the lever down until water stops draining from the tank.
    • Push down the flush lever.

    • Hold the lever down until water stops draining from the tank.

    • A small amount of water will remain in the bottom of the tank.

    • If the flush lever or pull chain have become disconnected, lift up the toilet flapper to drain the tank.

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  5. Squeeze open the spring clasp that connects the pull chain to the tank lever. Disconnect the spring clasp from the tank lever. Disconnect the spring clasp from the tank lever.
    • Squeeze open the spring clasp that connects the pull chain to the tank lever.

    • Disconnect the spring clasp from the tank lever.

  6. Place a bucket under the supply tube to catch any dripping water. Turn the coupling nut on the supply tube clockwise until it releases from the threaded shank on the bottom of the tank. Turn the coupling nut on the supply tube clockwise until it releases from the threaded shank on the bottom of the tank.
    • Place a bucket under the supply tube to catch any dripping water.

    • Turn the coupling nut on the supply tube clockwise until it releases from the threaded shank on the bottom of the tank.

  7. Using a socket wrench to hold the nuts, unscrew the two tank bolts with a screwdriver. When reattaching the tank, tighten the bolts with a screwdriver, rather than tightening the nuts. Alternately tighten each bolt in increments, until the tank fits snugly against the toilet. Avoid over-tightening the tank bolts. Too much force can easily crack the toilet tank or toilet bowl.
    • Using a socket wrench to hold the nuts, unscrew the two tank bolts with a screwdriver.

    • When reattaching the tank, tighten the bolts with a screwdriver, rather than tightening the nuts. Alternately tighten each bolt in increments, until the tank fits snugly against the toilet.

    • Avoid over-tightening the tank bolts. Too much force can easily crack the toilet tank or toilet bowl.

  8. Lift the tank up from the lower half of the toilet. Set the tank on a thick towel to avoid scraping it against the floor.
    • Lift the tank up from the lower half of the toilet.

    • Set the tank on a thick towel to avoid scraping it against the floor.

  9. Remove the tank to bowl gasket from the  opening at the top of the toilet bowl. Use a paper towel to wipe away any residue left from the old gasket.
    • Remove the tank to bowl gasket from the opening at the top of the toilet bowl.

    • Use a paper towel to wipe away any residue left from the old gasket.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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