Did you just try to flush your toilet, and nothing happened? Glance within the tank, and you might see no water inside. Before you stress, relax knowing that fixing this challenge is usually simple. If you can’t complete this yourself, you can always schedule toilet repair with an Expert plumber. Follow these recommendations to diagnose and repair the problem of no water in the toilet tank.
The first step is to ensure that the water is turned on. If you or someone in your household recently did a toilet repair, you probably turned off the water first. Did you forget to turn it back on? To check, turn the water shut-off valve on the wall behind the toilet. If the valve was closed, 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 might have a bigger water supply issue. Phone your water company to learn more.
Older toilet designs use a float ball to gauge the water level as it rises in the tank. When the ball reaches a specific height, the float arm it’s connected to stops the water flow. However, insufficient water may enter the tank if the ball is positioned incorrectly or the arm is faulty. To move the float ball, start by removing the toilet tank cover. 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 could need to replace the entire float mechanism. You should be able to do this yourself by following the detailed steps 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 prefer improved durability and efficiency if you upgrade the existing tank components or replace the toilet altogether.
Modern toilets use 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 clogged. Here are recommendations to consider:
If you’ve followed the steps above without success, the one remaining possibility is a faulty trip assembly. This part attaches the flush handle to the tank. If it’s not working or positioned inadequately, the flush cycle may not complete, leaving the tank void. Detach the toilet tank lid and check the trip assembly attached to the handle. If it’s out of place, reposition it. If the assembly is bent, worn or broken, change it out. Whether you finish the job yourself or leave it to a plumber, this easy repair should get your toilet tank filled with water once more.
You can’t go long without a functional toilet, so phone [Company name] to schedule a toilet repair. We can figure out why your toilet isn’t filling and recommend the appropriate fix. If your plumbing fixture is outdated and worn out, our team can easily install a high-efficiency toilet in your bathroom. Be assured that every plumbing repair and replacement we complete is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. To schedule an appointment from one of our licensed professionals, please call your community Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing office today.
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