Did you just try to flush your toilet, and nothing occurred? Glance into the tank, and you could see no water inside. Before you worry, rest assured that repairing this problem is usually straightforward. If you can’t figure it out yourself, you can always set up toilet repair with an Expert plumber. Follow these recommendations to diagnose and repair the problem of no water in the toilet tank.
The first action is to verify that the water is flowing. If you or someone in your household recently did a toilet repair, you probably turned off the water first. Did you neglect to turn it back on? To find out, spin the water shut-off valve on the wall behind the toilet. If the valve was turned off, water should now start refilling the tank. If this does not work, test the water at your sink or another plumbing fixture. If nothing spills out from the tap, you might have a larger water supply issue. Contact your water company to get more details.
Older toilet models use a float ball to determine the water level as it goes up in the tank. When the ball passes a specific height, the float arm it’s joined to stops the water flow. However, insufficient water might enter the tank if the ball is positioned wrong or the arm is faulty. To correct the float ball, start by removing the toilet tank top. Bend the float arm up just a little bit to adjust where it sits in the tank. If this does not fix the problem, you might need to replace the entire float mechanism. You should be able to perform this yourself by following the instructions that come with the replacement parts, or you can work with a plumber for help. Just realize that float balls are old toilet design. You may enjoy improved reliability and efficiency if you upgrade the existing tank components or replace the toilet altogether.
Modern toilets operate with a float cup in place 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 blocked. Here are recommendations to try:
If you’ve followed the steps above without positive results, the last possibility is a broken trip assembly. This element links the flush handle to the tank. If it’s broken or positioned improperly, the flush cycle may not complete, leaving the tank bone dry. Take off the toilet tank lid and check the trip assembly connected to the handle. If it’s out of place, reposition it. If the assembly is crooked, worn or broken, replace it. Whether you finish the job yourself or leave it to a plumber, this uncomplicated repair should get your toilet tank filled with water once more.
You can’t go long without a functional toilet, so reach out to [Company name] to inquire about a toilet repair. We can diagnose why your toilet isn’t filling and recommend the appropriate fix. If your plumbing fixture is older and worn out, our team will install a high-efficiency toilet in its place. Be assured that every plumbing repair and replacement we complete is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. To schedule a visit from one of our licensed team members, please call your community Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing office today.
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