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jules81 06-01-2008 03:12 PM

toilet flushing problem
 
Hi,
Ok, so i have no idea whatsoever about plumbing and im hoping someone can give me an idea of whats wrong and will understand what im trying to explain.
When i flush the toilet the cistern takes an age to fill back up again, so the toilet wont flush for about 5- 10 mins after. If i take the lid off i can see the water trickling out, it doesnt have the traditional ball-cock
Sorry if this makes no sense but i dont have a clue!!! :confused1:

Ron The Plumber 06-01-2008 05:34 PM

Yea, install a new fill valve, get a fluidmaster 400A, see pictures on box, simple as 1 2 3.

KGPLUMBER 06-01-2008 09:43 PM

Fluidmaster always works good for me too. If you have an old ball and float fill valve try turning the angle stop off at the base of the toilet.
There should be 4 screws on the top of your fill valve inside the tank, take those off, then put a rag over the fill valve and turn the water on for a few seconds. That should blow some debris out of the valve. Put it all back together and check it.
That usually works for me in houses on wells or with bad water.
Good luck!

jules81 06-02-2008 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KGPLUMBER (Post 127223)
Fluidmaster always works good for me too. If you have an old ball and float fill valve try turning the angle stop off at the base of the toilet.
There should be 4 screws on the top of your fill valve inside the tank, take those off, then put a rag over the fill valve and turn the water on for a few seconds. That should blow some debris out of the valve. Put it all back together and check it.
That usually works for me in houses on wells or with bad water.
Good luck!

There doesnt seem to be a way to get into anything! There's definately no screws.

Mike Swearingen 06-02-2008 02:06 PM

jules,
As Ron said, just replace the tank water inlet valve with a Fluidmaster 400A float-cup type. They only cost $5-$7 bucks and come with very easy illustrated installation instructions. To me, it's even easier than trying to "repair" or blow-out an old one.
Mike


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