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Gravity fed toilet cistern-no water feed.

The toilet cistern is gravity fed and there is no water coming through into the cistern. The float valve seems Ok so it may be a blockage in the pipe. How can I resolve this problem?

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First I would disconnect the supply line and see if I have water to that point. If so, than take apart or replace the ballcock or float valve. If not continue to trace problem backward untill found. Hope this helps.

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