90% certain it's a leaky "flapper" - I left the water turned off for a couple of days while we were out of town and the water level leaked right down to the seal of the flapper.

This valve is a total piece of garbage and I hate it with my whole soul

Here's the problem. It's brand new. I just bought & replaced the thing. But that didn't fix it. So I bought brand new seals. And that still didn't fix it. But I don't have fluid leaking out of anywhere else, just this flapper.

Aside from constantly turning the water off (or sealing the thing with concrete, which I really feel like doing after several months of fighting this thing), is there a way that I can get this thing to stop ghost flushing?

  • add dye or kool-aid to the tank to help track leakage – dandavis Jan 8 at 0:02
  • Is the tank well-sealed to the base? There could be leakage under the flapper valve-to-tank seal or between the bottom of the tank (usually held by two brass bolts and three gaskets, one for each bolt and one for the porcelain-to-porcelain surfaces) and the top of the base unit. – DrMoishe Pippik Jan 8 at 0:45
  • @dandavis oh yeah, forgot to mention I did that trying to see if the leak was visible in the water currents... it wasn't, but the bowl turned green so the leak is definitely making it to the bowl. – Wayne Werner Jan 8 at 1:57
  • @DrMoishePippik I wondered about that, too, but there's no sign of leaks on the tank mounting bolts, and besides, the water never drained lower than the blue flapper valve seal. – Wayne Werner Jan 8 at 1:59
  • Maybe you have a very tiny crack in the flush assembly you posted. Have you tried replacing that? – HazardousGlitch Jan 8 at 2:18

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