Did you just try to flush your toilet, and nothing happened? Look into the tank, and you could see no water inside. Before you stress, rest easy that fixing this issue is usually easy to accomplish. If you can’t do it yourself, you can always set up toilet repair with an Expert plumber. Follow these tips to diagnose and repair the problem of no water in the toilet tank.
Check the Water Supply
The first move is to verify that the water is turned on. If you or someone in your household recently completed a toilet repair, you probably turned off the water first. Did you neglect to turn it back on? To find out, rotate the water shut-off valve on the wall to the rear of the toilet. If the valve was turned off, water will now start refilling the tank. If this doesn’t work, check the water at your sink or another plumbing fixture. If nothing flows from the tap, you could have a bigger water supply issue. Phone your water company to find out more.
Reposition or Replace the Float Mechanism
Older toilet models use a float ball to determine the water level as it rises in the tank. When the ball passes 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 incorrectly 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 change where it sits in the tank. If this does not fix the problem, you might need to replace the full float mechanism. You should be able to complete this yourself by following the directions that come with the replacement parts, or you can hire a plumber for help. Just note that float balls are old toilet design. You may prefer improved dependability and efficiency if you upgrade the existing tank components or replace the toilet completely.
Adjust the Fill Valve
Modern toilets use a float cup rather than 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 blocked. Here are some recommendations to consider:
- Modify the fill valve: Have a look inside the toilet and locate the fill valve on top of a vertical tube device on the left side of the tank. Ensure it’s secure and evenly ahered to the tube. Then, change the water level. Newer toilets have an adjustment knob you can turn by hand, while older versions may require you to loosen an adjustment screw with a flathead screwdriver. Flush the toilet and let the tank refill to check the water level. Modify it until the water comes to about one inch below the top of the overflow tube.
- Clean the fill valve: Mineral buildup and other debris may be covering the valve and preventing your toilet from filling. Turn off the water behind the toilet and remove the fill cap. Then, gradually turn the water back on, cupping your hand over the valve to block water from spraying all over. After several seconds, turn the water back off. Finally, wash the fill cap to remove hard water buildup. If the cap is cracked, replace it.
- Clean the valve tube: The tube below the fill valve may also be clogged. Shut off the water and take off the valve hardware. Then, insert a slim bottle brush or wire down the tube. Turn the water back on slightly to flush away the junk. Replace the valve hardware and flush the toilet to check your adjustments.
Repair or Replace the Trip Assembly
If you’ve followed the steps above without any luck, the last possibility is a faulty trip assembly. This component links the flush handle to the tank. If it’s damaged or positioned inadequately, the flush cycle may not complete, leaving the tank empty. Remove the toilet tank lid and examine the trip assembly attached to the handle. If it’s out of place, reposition it. If the assembly is crooked, worn or broken, swap it with a new one. Whether you complete the job yourself or leave it to a plumber, this uncomplicated repair should get your toilet tank filled with water once again.
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