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Water is coming out of the vacumn valve, changed valve, new one has nice plastic seat. the tank is filling to the top, removed and cleaned high low level probe. Probe is not grounded to probe fitting ie case. water valve is not closing. is there a way to test system or valve? and has water valve failed? machine works well otherwise if you can stand the waterfall off the counter. thank you

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Sounds like the inlet valve solenoid is leaking or something is stuck in the valve plunger.

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  • Your toilet tank may simply need a good "tune-up." Here are some adjustments you can make.

  • Refill valve. If your tank has a conventional ballcock refill valve, the water level is adjusted by bending the float arm. The level should be high enough for complete flushes, but the water should not be to the top of the overflow pipe. Your tank should have a colored or molded water level mark. It should never be set so low that the bowl does not refill with trap sealing water. The rule of thumb is to set the water level about 3/4" below the top of the overflow pipe.

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  • In tanks using modern plastic refill valves, the tank water level is adjusted in other ways. If your tank uses a hand nut, turn the nut clockwise to raise, or counterclockwise to lower, the water level. Or, your tank may have a sliding pinch clamp on an adjustment rod.

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