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Toilet fills up very very slow

Takes 10-15 min to fill up the water tank

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  • contadino Mar 07, 2009

    We have a toto dual flush and when we flush, the water stops filling, then starts slowly and then finishes normally. Help!

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REMOVE FILL LINE FROM VALVE. HOLD IN BUCKET AND TURN WATER ON, IF GOOD PRESSURE REPLACE COMMODE FILL VALVE. IF BAD PRESSURE CHECK FOR BLOCK ON LINE IT MAY HAVE SEDIMENT ON THE FILTERS.

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