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I have an Eljer Windsor toilet. The assembly in the tank was cracked, so it continued to leak water, causing it to allow water into the overflow tube. I just replaced the entire assembly. I need to get instructions on how to make the proper adjustments to shut off the water intake at the proper tank level. I'm fairly sure it is a balance between the counterweight and the float. Thank you.

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  • lwchinn39 May 17, 2010

    Yes, my plumbing "guru" was very helpful, giving me multiple ideas for resolving my problem. The final recommendation of bending the solid brass rod to lower the float worked! Thank you!

  • lwchinn39 May 17, 2010

    Bending the brass rod did the trick! Thank you very much for your quick responses and solutions!


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Hi. I believe that graphical presentation is easier than reading instructions in plain text so I am giving you the link of the instruction with picture.

Adjust the valve and float - go to step no. 4

Here's another good instructions but no picture illustration.

Please let me know if you need further assistance. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on May 16, 2010

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  • lwchinn39 May 16, 2010

    Thank you for your help. I tried adjusting the screw, per the instructions, in both directions, to no avail. I also tried adjusting the screw closest to where the float is attached. When I manually lift the float, the water does stop, but I am raising it fairly high - high enough so that it would hit the tank top.

    Here is a diagram of the assembly:

    Also, here is picture of the top of the assembly, so you can see how the screws are afixed:

    Not sure how the counterweight component affects the system.

    Thanks for your further consultation.


  • Liza Halbrook
    Liza Halbrook May 16, 2010

    what is the length of your float rod? the idea is to make the rod shorter or make it lower so the floater can only float at a certain level.

  • lwchinn39 May 16, 2010

    The new rod is 7-1/2" long. The old one was 8-1/2". Tried bending the new rod down earlier, but it's a strong brass rod.

  • Liza Halbrook
    Liza Halbrook May 17, 2010

    yes, that is a strong rod and if you find a way to bend that so the float can go lower, that will adjust the water level.

  • Liza Halbrook
    Liza Halbrook May 17, 2010

    also, please make sure that the float can move freely and doesn't touch the sides of the tank.


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