03:17PM | 06/22/05
Member Since: 06/21/05
1 lifetime posts
My toilet has been acting funny lately... since I moved in here 8 years ago, I always thought it odd, that the water would rise then flush down...

but in anycase, the real reason I am posting now is that the water filling the resevoir is sloooooow. If I turn off the water for a few hours and then turn it back on, the water will fill quickly then dribble out once the floater is in the right location.

Any ideas???


04:51AM | 06/30/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
227 lifetime posts

Its probably either dirt and debris inside the fill valve or the fill valve needs to be replaced. Fill Valve (floatvalve/ballcock)sometimes goes bad and they are easy and inexpensive to replace. There is only two nuts holding the fill valve in place. The nut on the supply tube and the locknut on the tank. Simply empty the water out of the tank and pull the old valve out and install a new Fluidmaster 400A. This is an anti-siphon fillvalve that is easy to set. It comes complete with instructions for only about 12 bucks (depending on where you purchase it). If you're skilled, you can buy a replacement kit for the old ballcock and install the parts inside it. But make sure you flush out the ballcock once you pull the upper cap, to remove any left over debris. Once you do that, it will run like new.

Good Luck

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.
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