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Old 05.08.2021, 23:50
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Re: Help! How to get water to stop running in a toilet? :/

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Have you been in-touch with the Hauswart, Pancakes?
No, he's supposed to either call or come over tomorrow. The toilet's still running. I can hear it bubbling as I type this. I hope it's okay to leave it running like that all night. I figured it's already been going like that all day, so it should probably be fine.
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Re: Help! How to get water to stop running in a toilet? :/

Pancakes it’s OK,
All toilets have an overflow that prevents flooding. As the water rises in the tank it reaches the overflow which directs it to the pan. As you have noticed.

It is a waste of water, but that’s the worst thing. You do need to get it fixed, but you could leave it for some time.
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Old 06.08.2021, 08:25
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No, he's supposed to either call or come over tomorrow. The toilet's still running. I can hear it bubbling as I type this. I hope it's okay to leave it running like that all night. I figured it's already been going like that all day, so it should probably be fine.
What a useless thread. Did you have the slightest intention of fixing the problem when you started it?
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Old 06.08.2021, 08:34
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Re: Help! How to get water to stop running in a toilet? :/

Still no solution? Ok, do this. Get a screwdriver and carefully... and I mean carefully... undo the screws and lift them out.

Now this is where you really need to pay attention. Lift the plastic cover plate but be aware, there is an electromagnetic seal all around it and if you touch the sides while lifting it out, it's most likely game over.

Once the cover plate has been set aside, a digital timer mechanism located next to the stopcock will begin. You will only have two minutes to complete the next critical part.

You'll see a blue wire and a red wire. Take a pair of pliers and lift the blue wire clear of the red wire. This is the wire you will need to cut. If you see a green wire hidden underneath, you will instead need to cut the blue wire. If the blue wire is however more of a teal colour, then go with the red wire.

Remember, this works best when the digital timer only has less than three seconds left before detonation.

Afterwards, everything should be back to normal, I concur with others views to clear some of the fluff away before replacing the cover plate and screws.
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Old 06.08.2021, 08:35
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What a useless thread. Did you have the slightest intention of fixing the problem when you started it?
I hope this was an attempt at humour.
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Old 06.08.2021, 08:41
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Still no solution? Ok, do this. Get a screwdriver and carefully... and I mean carefully... undo the screws and lift them out.

Now this is where you really need to pay attention. Lift the plastic cover plate but be aware, there is an electromagnetic seal all around it and if you touch the sides while lifting it out, it's most likely game over.

Once the cover plate has been set aside, a digital timer mechanism located next to the stopcock will begin. You will only have two minutes to complete the next critical part.

You'll see a blue wire and a red wire. Take a pair of pliers and lift the blue wire clear of the red wire. This is the wire you will need to cut. If you see a green wire hidden underneath, you will instead need to cut the blue wire. If the blue wire is however more of a teal colour, then go with the red wire.

Remember, this works best when the digital timer only has less than three seconds left before detonation.

Afterwards, everything should be back to normal, I concur with others views to clear some of the fluff away before replacing the cover plate and screws.
NO, NO, NO!!! This needs to be done exclusively with a Swiss Army Knife, preferably the one with 314 blades! You’re risking death, destruction and pestilence if you use a wimpy one you got at the Migros.

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Old 06.08.2021, 08:41
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What a useless thread. Did you have the slightest intention of fixing the problem when you started it?
This is a great thread..

I'd much rather read and contribute to a thread about Pancakes toilet than that drivel about deleting my account.
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Old 06.08.2021, 08:47
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No, he's supposed to either call or come over tomorrow. The toilet's still running. I can hear it bubbling as I type this. I hope it's okay to leave it running like that all night. I figured it's already been going like that all day, so it should probably be fine.
Just wait for the CHF2000 water bill.

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Old 06.08.2021, 08:49
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That is a mighty fine toilet, if I ever saw one. Question, why is there a blue towel right next to it?
In case the TP runs out.

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I hope this was an attempt at humour.
I am sure that it was the written equivalent of RBF. I imagine that she had no intentions to make it come across that way. Difficult disorder to live with but we have to be empathetic to those inflicted with it.
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In case the TP runs out.

Tom
There seems to be no danger of that. Now we know who was buying up all the goddam TP in the early days of the pandemic.
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Re: Help! How to get water to stop running in a toilet? :/

I don't want to speculate but could it be that there is a relation between the floodings and Pancake's toilet?
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Old 06.08.2021, 09:04
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Re: Help! How to get water to stop running in a toilet? :/

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What a useless thread. Did you have the slightest intention of fixing the problem when you started it?
Yes. But my bigger concern when I posted this thread was whether or not it could overflow and if there was anything I might be able to easily do to get the water to stop running. An EF member told me how to get the panel off, and then once I did that, I was hesitant to remove the inner "casing" thing myself once I found out that the Hauswart would be coming today. I didn't want to break anything and make the problem worse.

But thank you for the unnecessarily rude comment. It's the perfect way to start my day. Cheers.
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Old 06.08.2021, 09:06
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I hope this was an attempt at humour.
Not really. So many people put so much effort in here while OP intended to wait for the plummer all along.

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This is a great thread..

I'd much rather read and contribute to a thread about Pancakes toilet than that drivel about deleting my account.
I fully agree. Loads of great info. Yet none of it put to use.
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Old 06.08.2021, 09:12
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Re: Help! How to get water to stop running in a toilet? :/

Ha haa. The toilet paper is all mine mine mine!

Thanks again to everyone here for all your help and suggestions. You guys are awesome.

Thankfully, the Hauswart is supposed to be coming at 11:00 today to have a look at it (and hopefully fix it).

Thanks again for all the help here! I'm sorry if I disappointed anyone by not managing to fix it myself. I just really didn't want to break anything by trying to remove that casing.
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Old 06.08.2021, 09:24
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Not really. So many people put so much effort in here while OP intended to wait for the plummer all along.


I fully agree. Loads of great info. Yet none of it put to use.
Read my comment again. I was afraid that the toilet could start overflowing and was hoping there might be something I could easily do myself to fix it. I didn't know what was involved until I finally got that button panel off.

Jesus. I just woke up and now find myself dealing with having to defend myself on the internet for not fixing my own toilet.

There are some truly kind and helpful people on this forum but sometimes I'm not sure if the "random aggressive guy" that somehow always magically appears makes it worth it. I'm not going to waste my day arguing with strangers on the internet.

Thanks again to the people here who have been helpful and / or made me laugh about my silly toilet dilemma.
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Old 06.08.2021, 10:07
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Read my comment again. I was afraid that the toilet could start overflowing and was hoping there might be something I could easily do myself to fix it. I didn't know what was involved until I finally got that button panel off.

Jesus. I just woke up and now find myself dealing with having to defend myself on the internet for not fixing my own toilet.

There are some truly kind and helpful people on this forum but sometimes I'm not sure if the "random aggressive guy" that somehow always magically appears makes it worth it. I'm not going to waste my day arguing with strangers on the internet.

Thanks again to the people here who have been helpful and / or made me laugh about my silly toilet dilemma.

Don't worry .. Your toilet brightened up the day for most of us!

We need another photo when it's fixed and we'll be checking if that blue towel has been changed for a fresh one.

Just be careful of reflections in that toilet paper holder.
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Old 06.08.2021, 10:14
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I was afraid that the toilet could start overflowing
That can only happen if it is clogged.

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We need another photo when it's fixed and we'll be checking if that blue towel has been changed for a fresh one.
And no skid marks!

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Old 06.08.2021, 11:21
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Re: Help! How to get water to stop running in a toilet? :/

Ha haa!

So the Hauswart just left and he had removed that casing thing and looked inside but couldn't see any kalk, so he thinks that entire mechanism needs replaced. He's going to have a plumber come to replace it (hopefully next week).

I'm just so glad we have two toilets in our apartment! Otherwise we'd have to poop in the garden!
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