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Old 10-10-2011, 07:23 PM   #1
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Stop valve has no effect on toilet??

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I'm having a problem with a toilet and was wondering if I could get some opinions. After flushing, there is no flow from the fill tube and it looks like there is water leaking from the ballcock. To add to this, turning the stop valve at the wall has no effect. Both the tank and the bowl fill, however it takes quite a bit longer. I've attached a picture. Thanks in advance for the help!

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Old 10-10-2011, 08:12 PM   #2
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Install a new Fill Valve.
They only cost $7 to $8 .


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Old 10-10-2011, 09:22 PM   #3
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buy a new stop for the wall in case for some reason yours is belly-up.
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:56 PM   #4
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lol, just did this same chore tonight at my daughters house. Flew halfway across the country and I still have to plumb
Went to Home Depot-purchased a FM400, universal flapper, cheap adjustable pliers. All for under $20. Job done in less then 30 min. Now I'm a hero and my grandson owns some pliers
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:24 AM   #5
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Actually, very little ever goes wrong with those fluidmaster fill valves. Sounds like the rubber diaphragm (fluidmaster part number 242) has hardened or cracked. It's right underneath that black cap on top. I'd try replacing that first (about 2 bucks-NO TOOLS required and takes about two minutes). Replacement instructions are on the back of the package.
If the shutoff has no effect on it, it sounds like that may need replacing too, but that wouldn't cause leaking where you show it.

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