Hi. Although our taps and shower are working fine, we have just noticed that the toilet tank will not refill after a flush. I have tried filling it manually and it flushed okay though not using the whole...
lets start from simple to harder, first , make sure the water supply valve is turned on, hey I know, but it happens, if you have water at the valve,, turn it off and we will walk through the steps,, where the water supply fill tube attaches to the toilet tank, that will be your fill valve, there are many types and makes of these valves, but they all work pretty much the same, some of the older models have a long arm attached to them that have a ball at the end,, when the water fills the tank, that ball floats up and shuts off the water , which is controlled by the valve in the inlet , depending on what you have in yours,, that valve isn't allowing water into the receiving tank, others have a float that is attached to the fill tube , lemme see if I can locate you some examples
Ok heres one that shows both models I described, the older one is in the diagram, and if you scroll down below the flapper , you'll see the newer type,, whatever you have,, can be replaced with the newer version, its much easier and installs quickly , again, with the water off, flush the toilet, hold the handle down until as much water as possible goes out,, with a rag or paper towels, remove whatever water is left , unscrew the water supply tube from the bottom of the tank, there will be a thinner nut that actually holds the valve in place in the tank, remove that also,,and lift out the old unit, slide the new one in,. and secure it doing the opposite of the removal, the new valve will have setting instructions and adjustments .
Sep 17, 2011 |