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Old 08-14-2011, 03:02 PM   #1
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toilet won't fill

My toilet won't fill up after I flush it, but if I turn the valve that is outside the toilet (chrome), that lets water into the toilet, all the way off and all the way on, it fills.


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Old 08-14-2011, 03:51 PM   #2
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likely a faulty fill valve.

if it's a fluidmaster, just replace the little rubber diaphragm (bout 2 bucks).
While you've got it apart, flush the line to make sure there's no crud blocking the flow.


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I'm not sure what a fill valve is
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:33 PM   #4
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Lift off the top of the tank---there is a tall thing with a float toilet fill valve - Google Search

That is faulty----a new one costs $10 or so and takes 15 minutes to install---the old one could be repaired also.

The diaphragm is sticking and changing the pressure by turning on and off the shut off is freeing it up temporarily.
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:41 PM   #5
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Sounds more like an isolation valve (the chrome one), chances are the seal has torn away from the stem and is causing a blockage in the line, when you turn it off and then back on it moves for a bit and then settles back into blocking the line.

When its all said and done there is usually more said than done
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