Did you just try to flush your toilet, and nothing occurred? Look into the tank, and you could see no water inside. Before you panic, relax knowing that fixing this issue is usually straightforward. If you can’t complete this 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 ensure that the water is running. If you or someone in your household recently performed a toilet repair, you may have turned off the water first. Did you neglect to turn it back on? To find out, turn the water shut-off valve on the wall to the rear of the toilet. If the valve was shut, water should now start refilling the tank. If this fails to work, turn on the water at your sink or a different plumbing fixture. If nothing comes out from the tap, you could have a more substantial water supply issue. Call your water company to get more details.
Older toilet brands use a float ball to measure the water level as it rises in the tank. When the ball hits a specified height, the float arm it’s attached to stops the water flow. However, insufficient water may enter the tank if the ball is positioned wrong or the arm is broken. To correct the float ball, start by removing the toilet tank cover. Bend the float arm up a little to adjust where it sits in the tank. If this fails to fix the problem, you might need to replace the whole float mechanism. You should be able to perform this yourself by following the instructions that come with the replacement parts, or you can employ a plumber for help. Just understand that float balls are old toilet technology. You may enjoy improved durability and efficiency if you upgrade the existing tank components or replace the toilet altogether.
More recent toilets utilize a float cup rather than 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 techniques to consider:
If you’ve tried the steps above without success, the last possibility is a faulty trip assembly. This part 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. Detach the toilet tank lid and examine the trip assembly connected to the handle. If it’s out of place, reposition it. If the assembly is twisted, worn or wrecked, replace it. Whether you finish 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 reliable toilet, so phone [Company name] to schedule a toilet repair. We can diagnose why your toilet isn’t filling and suggest the right fix. If your plumbing fixture is outdated and worn out, our team can install a high-efficiency toilet in its place. Rest easy that every plumbing repair and replacement we perform is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. To schedule an appointment from one of our licensed professionals, please call your neighborhood Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing office today.
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