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Old 01-17-2012, 03:55 PM   #1
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Default Toilet doesn't refill after flushing?

I recently replaced refill valve, since then the toilet doesn't refill after flushing.
What could I have done wrong in the process? I currently would have to go in and manually push down on the lever to the refill valve to get the toilet to refill.



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Old 01-17-2012, 04:21 PM   #2
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Sounds to me like your float valve is binding. Check for this, and if it is not the case, it may be possible you have a defective valve.



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Old 01-17-2012, 05:09 PM   #3
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Simply check and see if there's a jam with the float valve?

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Old 01-17-2012, 06:40 PM   #4
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Exactly. Can you post a picture of what you have done? Did you replace the flapper? Is the chain adjusted correctly? Did you install what is pictured below?

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Old 06-08-2012, 02:51 AM   #5
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I have a problem with my tank not refilling either. The parts seem okay, the flow into the tank is minimal. If I reach under and cut off the main water valve then crank it back open the tank immediately fills. Flush again and the water trickles in. Close and open the valve and it again fills immediately.

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Sounds like a blocked/broken valve to me. Remove the supply line to the toilet (after draining the tank) and place it in a bucket and open and close the valve several times to see it you get sediment. If so, the top of the float is probably clogged with sediment as well.

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I'm at my vacation house right now and am having the same problem with the bowl receiving less water than normal. Upon looking closer, I saw the small plastic tubing was pinched, choking off the water in the bowl.

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I have a problem with my tank not refilling either. The parts seem okay, the flow into the tank is minimal. If I reach under and cut off the main water valve then crank it back open the tank immediately fills. Flush again and the water trickles in. Close and open the valve and it again fills immediately.
Sounds like you have a flood safe supply line! They shutoff the water flow if a certain amount of water passes through them.
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Sounds like you have a flood safe supply line! They shutoff the water flow if a certain amount of water passes through them.
Let me add if you have a flood safe supply line take it out. There have been many failures with them.

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Let me add if you have a flood safe supply line take it out. There have been many failures with them.

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Exactly, I should of been more clear.


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