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My toilet tank fills up incredibly slow, but if I turn the valve all the way off and then on again it fills up quick. Also the tank only fills up about 1/3 of the way so when it flushes it barely takes anything down. Can I adjust something or replace a part. I live in a really ruff apartment complex and I don't want the maintanence guys in my place. Please help.

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It sounds like dirt could be in supply line. shut off valve,take off supply line from toilet. have a bowl or bucket handy. with supply line aimed into bucket turn on valve see how good the pressure is. shut off valve look to see if there is any dirt in bucket. if this is fine replace fill valve. hope this helps. duane.

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Turn off water!!!!
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Believe it or not, use a corkscrew and thread it into the rubber piece that is located in the very lower section of the fill valve. You can't see it so you will have to feel. Pull it out.
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Is the flapper valve slow to return to the closed postion allowing water to flow through the flush valve? Make sure the toilet flapper is moving freely and is sealing properly against the flush valve. If there is no lengthy or continual water flow in to the toilet bowl then this is not the problem.

Is the water valve on the water fill line to the toilet tank fully open? This may seem silly but it could be this simple.

Check to make sure your fill valve is opening fully. If you have an older toilet there may be some deposits that need to be cleaned way to allow free movement.

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