Did you just try to flush your toilet, and nothing changed? Glance into the tank, and you could see no water inside. Before you panic, rest easy that repairing this challenge is usually easy to accomplish. If you can’t figure it out yourself, you can always arrange toilet repair with a knowledgeable plumber. Follow these guidelines to diagnose and repair the problem of no water in the toilet tank.
The first action is to verify that the water is running. If you or someone in your household recently completed a toilet repair, you may have turned off the water first. Did you not realize you had to turn it back on? To find out, turn the water shut-off valve on the wall behind the toilet. If the valve was closed, water will now start refilling the tank. If this does not work, turn on the water at your sink or an alternative plumbing fixture. If nothing comes out from the tap, you could possibly have a larger water supply issue. Contact your water company to get more details.
Older toilet models use a float ball to measure the water level as it increases in the tank. When the ball passes a specified height, the float arm it’s connected to stops the water flow. However, insufficient water could enter the tank if the ball is positioned incorrectly or the arm is damaged. To move the float ball, start by removing the toilet tank lid. Bend the float arm up a little to adjust where it sits in the tank. If this fails to fix the problem, you could need to replace the whole float mechanism. You should be able to do this yourself by following the detailed steps that come with the replacement parts, or you can hire a plumber for help. Just note that float balls are old toilet systems. You may prefer improved reliability and efficiency if you upgrade the existing tank components or replace the toilet altogether.
Modern toilets utilize a float cup instead of a float ball, coupled with a fill valve and water level rod. There may be no water in the toilet tank because the valve has slipped out of place or become plugged. Here are a couple to attempt:
If you’ve followed the steps above without any luck, the one remaining possibility is a damaged trip assembly. This component connects the flush handle to the tank. If it’s broken or positioned poorly, the flush cycle may not complete, leaving the tank bone dry. Detach the toilet tank lid and check the trip assembly fastened to the handle. If it’s out of place, reposition it. If the assembly is twisted, worn or broken, swap it with a new one. Whether you finish the job yourself or leave it to a plumber, this uncomplicated repair should get your toilet tank filled with water again.
You can’t go long without a working toilet, so phone [Company name] to inquire about a toilet repair. We can figure out why your toilet isn’t filling and suggest the correct fix. If your plumbing fixture is older and worn out, our team can install a high-efficiency toilet in your home. Rest easy that every plumbing repair and replacement we complete is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. To schedule a visit from one of our licensed crews, please call your community Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing office today.
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