Plumbing question about water supply


What would cause the water supply to a toilet to drop to a trickle, yet the bathroom sinks still have normal water pressure? This has been going on for 2 days now. TIA... for any replies.
Barbara
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Some particulate matter caught in the valve, or in the shutoff. Or, valve partly turned off. Or valve problem.
You don't say if you have copper, galvanized, or Pex or what kind of pipes.
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Any kids in the house that might have played with the shutoff valve? This turned out to be the source of our water heater thermostat problems... :)
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Larry Fishel wrote:

No, just me; plus I couldn't move the valve to increase the pressure, so I'm pretty sure kids couldn't manage to turn it. However, my hands are pretty weak, so I can't be too sure. ;)
What puzzles me, is it happened so suddenly... no reduction over a period of time, it just happened all at once.
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If you can't turn it- that's the best place to start. Even if it isn't the source of your problem, [though it probably is] you want to change it so you can shut off the water when the toilet starts to overflow, and when you grab the float valve it falls off in your hand.
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Put a new valve in and it will be fine better yet buy a new toilet and save some water.
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