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Tank is very slow to refill. Water coming in thru valve is dribbling out of the top vs going down the tube

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You need to change the valve. It probably is stopped up with calcuim, etc.

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How and where does the water go in


The cold water enters the top, but the water is not released into tank at the top. The cold water goes through a "dip tube" This takes the cold water to the bottom of the tank. If you dip tube fails, or breaks, your faucet temperature will slowly drop as you use hot water (vs giving you 60% of tank at full temperature before temperature starts dropping) In normal operation, the cold water is released near bottom of tank, the hot water rises to top, and comes out of the top of the tank.

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How to adjust a toilet


  • 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.

  • If the float rubs on other parts, simply adjust the float arm sideways. If the float lacks buoyancy, unscrew then shake it to determine if it is waterlogged. A waterlogged float should be replaced. The float arm can also be replaced, if needed.

  • 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.

  • Flush valve. Replacements for a flush ball and its actuating mechanism are available, but it may be possible to stop a leak with minor adjustments. Check the following mechanisms before purchasing replacements.

  • See that the guide arm is centered directly over the seat. The guide arm should drop the flush ball directly into its seat. If the flush ball is not seating properly, make the adjustment shown.

  • The guide arm should allow the flush ball to rise enough for a complete flush. If not, raise the arm. Be careful that it isn't too high–then it will prevent the ball from closing completely.

  • Check that the upper lift wire pulls the flush ball high enough. To adjust it, simply bend the wire for a higher or lower lift.

  • The lifting hardware on a flapper-type flush valve should raise the rubber flapper to start a flush, but should not hold the flapper up off its seat. If this is occurring, the hardware is adjusted too short. Some types allow you to slide the flapper itself up or down on the refill tube to ensure that the flapper meets the valve seat squarely. The lifting hardware and flapper height adjustments are the first things to check when flapper problems arise.

  • Refill tube. If the bowl-refill tube is out of place, water is routed directly into the tank, rather than replenishing water in the bowl. When this is the case, you will likely hear splashing sounds during tank refill. The refill tube should aim directly into the overflow pipe but should not reach below water level. If the tube extends too low, it will siphon tank water silently away. Fix it by repositioning as shown.

  • Defective refill tubes on some valves can be replaced with new plastic ones. Simply place one end of the plastic tube over the serrated plastic lug on the body of the valve, and place the plastic holder in the top of the overflow pipe.
  • on Jan 16, 2010 | Plumbing

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    Toilet model 386 is spraying water through the top of the water valve when tank is refilling.The water then is coming out between the lid and the tank onto the floor. email Address: milemc@yahoo.ca


    there is a black hose line that goes from the flush valve to the fill valve. that black hose needs to be attached to the fill valve the one in the center. Your clip may have broken or it could of just slipped out. the hose is called the refill tube. If its broke then you will have to replace the flush valve.
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    Mar 14, 2011 | Summit Appliances Division Mansfield 386...

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    After flushing my Kohler 3386 Rialto Toilet the top of the valve assembly shoots water out while refilling the tank wich hits the tank top and leaks down the front. What do I need to do to fix this? ...


    sometimes removing the 3 or 4 screws that hold the top of assemble and separating the assemble will dislodge debri..and adjust the seat so that the water comes out of the small tube into the overflow tube like it should.

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    My toilet makes a high pitched whine after being flushed. Pressing down on the top of the tank mechanism makes it go away but the next time it flushes the whine returns.


    I would suspect that the flush valve has a blokage in it that is causing a harmonic distortion to be transmitted thru your cold water piping.. One way you may be able to help this is to slow fill rate down on your flush valve. If your fush valve has a seperate float to shut off water supply to tank when it;s full there should be a adjustement screw onside of valve where float rod goes in. Adjust screw down to raise float and thus slow fill rate of tank, this should help with the noise. Ifyour toilet does not have adjustable float see if you have a valve on incoming water supply. If you do you can try slow down flow thru supply valve and see if that helps, Thanks

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    Our Toto bowl does not fill up enough after flushing unless the lever is held down. What do I do to fix it? We have well water and a bit of mineral does build up on the fill tube.


    The only adjustment available is to control how full the tank will be for the next flush. The water that runs down into the bowl after flushing comes through the same valve that fills the tank, so the problem (and solution) is entirely with the amount of water that runs into the bowl while the tank is filling. The tank is filling sooner than enough replacement water can run into the bowl. Make sure that the tube (usually a 1/2 inch rubber tube) that runs from the float valve to the pipe that fills the bowl (usually a 1 inch pipe with an open top) is actually delivering all of it's flow down that pipe. If the flow of water being delivered by that tube is slow, you will have to find and eliminate the restriction. You might be able to pull of the rubbber tube off of the float valve and stick a small drill bit (just using your fingers, not a drill) into the fitting where you pulled off the tube.

    Mar 08, 2010 | Toto Carlyle 1-piece Elongated Bowl Toilet

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    Water Heater drain leaks and has caused rusting on tank


    If you're sure it's the DRAIN, just get a garden hose cap for it (your other option is to replace the valve - drain tank, replace valve, refill).
    NEVER CAP THE RELIEF VALVE DRAIN!

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    Bowl will not fill.


    There is usually a small tube on the top of the ballcock or the fill valve in the toilet tank. The tube should be clipped to the top of the flush valve pipe so that the water will flow into it. Should the small tube become loose and fall off of the clip, the refill water will not make it back into the bowl.

    Aug 09, 2009 | Home

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    When I flush the toilet not enough water comes back into the bowl


    There should be a small plastic tube (about 1/4 inch in diameter) running from the fill valve (at the left side of the tank) to the overflow tube (about 1 inch in diamter) located near the centr of the tank. The small plastic tube is supposed to have water flowing when the tank is refilling. This is the water than helps refill the bowl. The little plastic tube some times gets knocked off from its position at the top of the overfill tube.

    Jun 11, 2009 | American Standard Home

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    Toilet tank is refilling slowly.


    Hi AaronYC,

    I'm Harvey the Master Plumbe.

    Your problem is: Installed a new American Standard Cadet 3 toilet bowl and tank at home. When you turn the water supply on, the tank refills normally and stops normally. After you flush, the refill is very slow. When it refills normally the water comes out from the bottom of the pipe (i.e. the pipe that houses the float cup) and when it is refilling slowly, it comes from the top of the pipe. Sometimes (but not always), you can shut the water supply off and when you turn it back on, the flow of water goes from slow to fast instantly - but you haven't been able to recreate this consistently.

    These are the facts. American Standard has been keeping costs down by out sourceing. Their toilets are now built in third world countries and parts are made cheap. They're all doing it. Quality control is pretty good but your toilet came with a bad "ballcock". That's the refill part on the left. Because it's new, if you take the ball **** back to place of purchase they should give you new. If not, they cost less than $ 10.00 and easy to replace.

    Feel free contact me again!
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    Thank you,
    Harvey your Master Plumber

    Sep 14, 2008 | American Standard Home

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