This one has me scratching my head. The toilet started “running” after flushing and filling. This is not a problem with the flapper, but rather with the float/refill mechanism. Basically, the arm attached to the float is sticking, which allows water to continue to run into the overflow.
So I ordered a new assembly, and in the meantime left the porcelain lid off the toilet tank so we could manually lift the arm fully up. Well, it quit having problems after a day or so, so I put the new assembly aside to see what was going to happen. It kept flushing normally, every single time. Okay, so it’s a temporary glitch. I put the lid back on the tank and things go along just fine.
Then it starts acting up again. So I remove the lid and figure I’ll do the job the next day. But the problem stops immediately. Put the lid back on, the problem starts up again after a short while. Take it off, problem stops. WTF? My spouse says “maybe it’s moisture causing the problem”. It’s a fookin’ toilet says I: it’s supposed to be wet.
Any ideas? Do I have a pottygeist?