Did you just try to flush your toilet, and nothing happened? Glance inside the tank, and you could see no water inside. Before you panic, rest easy that repairing this problem is usually straightforward. 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 make sure the water is turned on. If you or someone in your household recently performed a toilet repair, you probably turned off the water first. Did you neglect 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 ought to now start refilling the tank. If this fails to work, test 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. Contact your water company to find out more.
Older toilet models use a float ball to gauge the water level as it rises in the tank. When the ball reaches a certain height, the float arm it’s joined to stops the water flow. However, insufficient water could enter the tank if the ball is positioned incorrectly or the arm is damaged. To move the float ball, start by removing the toilet tank lid. Bend the float arm up a little to adjust where it sits in the tank. If this fails to fix the problem, you could need to replace the full 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 note that float balls are old toilet technology. You may appreciate improved durability and efficiency if you upgrade the existing tank components or replace the toilet altogether.
Newer toilets use a float cup in place of a float ball, coupled with a fill valve and water level rod. There could quite possibly be no water in the toilet tank because the valve has slipped out of place or become plugged. Here are recommendations to attempt:
If you’ve tried the steps above without positive results, the one remaining possibility is a broken trip assembly. This component links the flush handle to the tank. If it’s broken or positioned inadequately, the flush cycle may not complete, leaving the tank void. 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 crooked, worn or busted, swap it with a new one. 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 reach out to [Company name] to request a toilet repair. We can figure out why your toilet isn’t filling and suggest the right fix. If your plumbing fixture is old and worn out, our team can easily install a high-efficiency toilet in your home. Be assured that every plumbing repair and replacement we complete is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. To schedule an evaluation from one of our licensed professionals, please contact your local Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing office today.
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