How to Repair the Chain in the Toilet Tank

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The chain in the toilet tank directs the flush of the toilet. Repair your toilet tank chain with the help of a professional contractor in this free video.

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Hi, my name is Chris Wade, and I'm a contractor in the city of Los Angeles. Today, I'm going to show you how to fix a chain in a toilet tank. You find that your chain has been broken on your toilet. You're going to hear this sound, okay, and no water's going to come through. You're going to lift your top off, and you're going to either see a chain like this, or, in some of the newer toilets, you're going to actually see a rubber chain, so to speak. I'm going to pull the old one out, which I've already done, and it's really quite simple, it's just pulling it out. As you can see, it has a tip, and it also has, like, this little "T" on the back, which is actually uses a stopper. Basically, you just want to lift this up, and you want to feed it through that hole, and just pull it through. Pull it all the way through until you feel that stopper back beneath. And then, you want to let the stopper drop all the way down. And then, on the edge of your handle, you want to just pull it through there until it catches, and it's got these little, kind of like barbs like you'd see on a fishing hook that keep it from going back. And, that's pretty much it. Then, you just want to give it the old testaroonie. If you are using a metal one, you will find that there'll be kind of like an eye hook on one end, which will fit inside the handle, and then the bottom hand will almost have, like, a receiving slot for the edge of the thing just to drop in. Pretty much the same application, you just have to determine which one you need to use. And, that's pretty much about it. Nothing to it.

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