Did you just try to flush your toilet, and nothing happened? Peek within the tank, and you may see no water inside. Before you worry, rest assured that repairing this problem is usually simple. If you can’t figure it out yourself, you can always schedule toilet repair with an Expert plumber. Follow these tips to diagnose and repair the problem of no water in the toilet tank.
The first move is to ensure that the water is flowing. If you or someone in your household recently did a toilet repair, you most likely turned off the water first. Did you forget to turn it back on? To see, 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 fails to work, turn on the water at your sink or another plumbing fixture. If nothing flows from the tap, you might have a larger water supply issue. Phone your water company to get more details.
Older toilet models use a float ball to determine the water level as it rises in the tank. When the ball passes a specified height, the float arm it’s joined to stops the water flow. However, insufficient water could enter the tank if the ball is positioned improperly or the arm is broken. To correct the float ball, start by removing the toilet tank cover. Bend the float arm up slightly to adjust where it sits in the tank. If this does not fix the problem, you might need to replace the whole float mechanism. You should be able to perform this yourself by following the detailed steps that come with the replacement parts, or you can hire a plumber for help. Just understand that float balls are old toilet design. You may enjoy improved durability and efficiency if you upgrade the existing tank components or replace the toilet completely.
More recent toilets use a float cup in place of a float ball, coupled with a fill valve and water level rod. There may very well be no water in the toilet tank because the valve has slipped out of place or become blocked. Here are recommendations to consider:
If you’ve followed the steps above without any luck, the final possibility is a broken trip assembly. This part attaches the flush handle to the tank. If it’s broken or positioned inadequately, 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 bent, worn or busted, replace it. Whether you complete the job yourself or leave it to a plumber, this simple repair should get your toilet tank filled with water once again.
You can’t go long without a functional toilet, so phone [Company name] to inquire about a toilet repair. We can determine why your toilet isn’t filling and propose the correct fix. If your plumbing fixture is outdated and worn out, our team can install a high-efficiency toilet in your home. Be assured that every plumbing repair and replacement we conduct is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. To schedule an appointment from one of our licensed team members, please call your community Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing office today.
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