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Question DetailsAsked on 7/20/2015

Toilet tank will NOT fill up at all. If I fill tank with water there is no problem. Thank you

No water coming into tank at all

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It sounds like your fill valve is bad. They are a fairly easy fix, and available at any hardware store.

Answered 5 years ago by Guest_95882104


Your fill valve is connected to the incoming tubing coming from the wall - sometimes a black globe or mushroom shaped thing connected to a float ball by a metal rod which turns on to fill the tank and refill the bowl when the float drops, sometimes a float or canister on a vertical shaft which turns on the fill valve when the float drops. In both cases the valve shuts again when the float rises to hit its preset shutoof point.

Unless someone has shut off the valve at the wall (should be full counterclockwise turned to open), check if the float is stuck - if you can unstick it so it drops, should turn on fill valve unless the fill valve connection is broken. Check also if linkage to the float is intact or broken or disconnected.

This assumes the flapper valve or dump valve (which lifts to let the water in the tank out into the bowl) is not stuck open and just letting the water out as fast as it comes in - but in that case water would be coming into the bowl and the toilet would be running continuously - but you say no water coming in, so definitely a fill valve problem (assuming water elsewhere is working OK).

There are kits at box and hardware and plumbing stores to repair these two problems for about $10-25 depending on whether you need one or both. About a medium complexity DIY job - an hour plus first time around, much less after that.

For professional repair, about $75-150 typically for a Plumber (usually minimum service call charge) except in highest cost urban areas, plus above parts cost.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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