What is leaking toilet fill valve?
There are dozens of different toilet refill valves (a.k.a. ballcocks & fill valves) and they be called in other phrase(toilet water fill valve). They’re made of a variety of materials and come in many different shapes and sizes, but they are all designed to allow water to run over the top of the fill tube and down into the tank，regulate the level of the water inside the cistern. Basically, it’s a tube with a shutoff valve, and it’s connected to the water supply via a connection at the bottom of the toilet tank. The fill valve is always located on the left side of the tank. The toilet inlet valve is a plastic or metal nut installed directly below the porcelain tank bottom. If you have a leaking toilet fill valve, the water will be wasted continuously from overflow tube.
What is a leaking toilet fill valve symptom?
As the parts of an old ballcock-style fill valve wear out, the toilet refill valve may not open or close smoothly, and the force of water flowing through the aperture can create some disturbing sound effects. A low, humming sound which may be almost inaudible at first, is the first indication that water isn’t flowing as freely as it should. When the sound turns to an annoying screaming, it may mean that parts inside of the toilet fill valve are loose and, if that you don’t do something, the refill valve will probably fail. However, we don’t recommend you to repair a leaking toilet refill valve because a new refill valve are inexpensive.
When confirm to fix the leaking toilet fill valve?
You can rule out the flapper by putting dye in the toilet tank and waiting for several hours to see if it changes the color of the bowl water. If it doesn’t, the fill valve is at fault. The valve is also responsible if the water level in the tank is too high. Either way, you may be able to adjust the valve instead of discarding it.
How to fix a leaking toilet fill valve?
Replacing a leaking toilet refill valve is not difficult as you though. You can change a fill valve by yourself follow the next steps.
- Before repairing or fixing the toilet fill valve, you need shut off water inlet valve the running toilet at first.
- Then press the handle to flush toilet in order to drain the water out of the tank.
- After that, you need remove the lid carefully from the toilet cistern.
- Remove the old fill valve by loosening the retaining nut under the tank with adjustable wrench and lifting it out.
- Reverse the procedure to install the replacement. Ensure to adjust the height of the valve by following the directions on the package.
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