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Re: No Water in Toilet

Posted By: Don
Monday, 23 November 1998, at 9:11 a.m.

In Response To: No Water in Toilet (Matt Kindt)

I'm sure you have it fixed by now.. but there are only a couple of things that prevent the tank from filling. One you covered. The water being turned off.

The other is something to do with the fill valve inside the tank. When the water level goes down, a float of some sort should go down which opens the valve and allows it to fill until the float goes back up again.

If you are good with mechanical things you should be able to see what's not working just by looking in the tank. If the float is down, and the water is on, there is something wrong with the valve and needs to be replaced.

Again, if your handy, they sell new valves at any store and they aren't too hard to install just following the instructions. But if your only marginally handy, and the parts underneath the tank where the water line goes from the floor/wall to the tank looks really rust... you might just call that plumber. If something breaks off you can get a lot of water in a little bit of time before you find your main shut off.

Good luck!

Don

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