05:34AM | 04/26/06
Member Since: 04/25/06
2 lifetime posts
I had my water main replaced last week and right after it went online the toilet filler valve got clogged so I replaced just the filler valve with the exact same kind that was in there. It works fine except that once or twice an hour it turns on (starts to fill) for about a second or two and then shuts off. Can anyone tell me what's going on and how to fix it?




08:07AM | 04/26/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
Check the water level in the tank.

If it is at or even with the top of the overflow valve right after you flush and it refills then the fill level is adjusted too high.

If the level is OK right after it refills, but is high later then the new valve is leaking (and did you flush it like the instructions say on some of them).

Also if the refill tube is pushed too low down in to the overlfow tube so that it is below the water level. That can cause water to syphon out of the tank and need refilling.

But the most common cause is that the flapper or flush valve is leaking.

Turn off the water to the toilet and wait an hour or two and then check the level.

If it is down then the problem is the flush valve.


09:48AM | 04/26/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1548 lifetime posts
Want to bet they used a 400A


05:34PM | 04/26/06
Member Since: 04/25/06
2 lifetime posts
Thanks - I replaced the flapper - well actually just the "acuator" and that took care of the problem.


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