Urinal Won’t Stop Running? Try These Fixes

Urinal Won't Stop Running

If you have a urinal for your business or establishment, then you need to know how to service it. Although you can always call a professional, this might cost you more money and it might take a while for them to show up.

You can always call a plumber and try to mediate some of the issue yourself. Of course, you need to know what to do so you don’t worsen the situation. If you want to stop your urinal from running, here’s more information about your urinal and how to fix your issue.

Why Won’t My Urinal Stop Running?

Part of this system is the flushometer. The flushometer is very important for flushing your toilet and it’s likely the reason that it keeps running. There are two types of flushometers that you can have, which is an automatic one or a manual one. Also, you might want to check if there’s something wrong with a diaphragm.

The diaphragm moves up and down and let’s water release to flush the toilet. A small amount of debris can get stuck underneath it to cause it to open after the flush or wear it out.

You can easily fix a manual flushometer that’s causing you issues. You likely won’t have to call a professional to fix your manual flushometer. If you have an automatic flushometer, you need to make sure that you’re careful while you’re doing the fix.

You can make a mistake that makes it harder for a professional to help you. Here’s how you fix both of those flushometers and the diaphragm on your automatic flushometer.

How to Fix Urinal That Won’t Stop Running

Flushometers are used on Commercial toilets to flush them. They’re often found in restaurants, offices, sports stadiums or anywhere else that use a commercial toilet. Well they work really well, you will notice when something is Ronnie Beatty Italy.

The first hominid will continuously run water into the toilet which is causing a never-ending flush. It’s how you fix the manual and automatic flushometers on your urinal.

Manual Flushometer

1. Grab a flat screwdriver. Whether your flushometer is facing left or right, you should see a slot for the screwdriver on either side of it. Use the flat screwdriver to turn the screwdriver slot and shut off the water.

2. Use a wrench to screw the top lid of a flushometer off. Once you use the wrench to loosen the top of it you can take the lid right off. You also might want to use a piece of paper when you do that so you don’t scrape the chrome off of the flushometer. You can wrap it in paper and then use the wrench to screw it off if you’re concerned about the chrome coming off.

3. Remove the flange cover. You might make a mess when you do this because some water will come out when you’re taking this cover off.

4. Notice the gasket with sediment on it. This has a weep hole, which is what causes the suction to release and the vacuum too close. This causes a flushometer to not stop running into the toilet. Once you locate the gasket, you can continue fixing the manual flushometer.

5. Take out the gasket and clean it. You want to pay close attention to the weep hole because you need to clean this really well. You should use something tiny to clean the entrance of the hole like a toothpick. Be careful not to enlarge the weep hole because then it’ll be too large to completely clean the urinal with the water released.

6. Put the gasket back on after you clean it.

7. Replace the flange cover carefully.

8. Go back on the top lid of the flushometer. Be careful not to ruin the look of it.

9. Use a flat screwdriver to turn the screwdriver slot and tighten it. This will turn back on the water.

If all of these steps do not work, you need to replace the gasket. You need to get a part that is a manufacturer approved part for your urinal.

It’s likely that you can use a gasket from a store, so long as you bring the one that needs to be replaced with you so that you can match it carefully. If you think you’ll have any trouble matching it, you should consult someone at the store before you buy the wrong part.

If you think you’ve brought the wrong part, do not try to use the urinal with that part because you might cause the issue to worsen and flooding may occur.

Automatic Flushometer

You might have different steps for your automatic flushometer because a lot of them are different. In general you can try to follow the steps given here, but you might want to consult your manual for your specific Urinal.

1. Grab a flat screwdriver and look for a slot on the flushometer for it. Whether your flushometer is on the right or left, you should see the slot.

2. Press and hold down the chrome button. This is used to flush a toilet manually. Listen for two clicks that are two seconds apart. If you hear that then you need to clean or replace the diaphragm. You can assess the kit by taking off the top of the flushometer.

3. Tight end the solenoid. Check for any double stacked or Mixing Bowl rings on the solenoid. If you already serviced this, then you might want to call a professional to take a look at it.

4. Loosen the screw of the flush head. It’s the six or eight sided bolt located at the top of the flesh head. Turn it slightly to loosen it.

5. Remove the flush head cap after you loosen the screw to the fullest. Once you turn the screen that loosens the remaining water might pour out.

6. Locate the diaphragm. If a large black disc located inside of the flush head.

7. Replace the diaphragm with a new one. After it’s replaced you can put the flush head back on.

8. Put the flushometer on and tighten it with your flat head screwdriver. This will bring back the water supply to the urinal.

Now try to use your urinal to see if it works. Flush it to see if it continues running. If it doesn’t, you’ve solved the issue. If it continues running, you might want to call a plumbing service to help you out.

Dealing with a urinal in your business could be very frustrating, but once you understand how the urinal works, it might help you solve any problems that occur. Otherwise you can always call a professional to help you whenever something goes wrong.


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