I've got a Wickes cistern that has the button top flush on the top. I guess
it's about 5 years old now. The problem I'm getting is that fairly often
once flushed, the mechanism will stick causing the water to run straight in
and out of the cistern instead of filling it up.
If I press the button a couple of times the mechanism frees and fills.
Unfortunately the rest of the family don't and I've been told to "Get it
Can anyone give me advice on what I can do? Do I have to replace the entire
mechanism or is there some way of repairing it?
Have a look at the Screwfix catalogue. I have a similar cistern to yours
and being a "doubting Jeremiah" have had a few thoughts about what to do if
the amazing contrivance in the cistern ( the likes of which I have never
seen before) go wrong. There are several possibilities in the SF catalogue,
though nothing identical at the last inspection, including one with a remote
button flush which I felt may be OK. I've not fitted any of them but that's
what I would try.
Other than that you could try Wickes suppliers/ logistics organisation
called Mark One and ask them if they can offer anything. I suspect that all
they can offer you will be a complete cistern, if it's still in the current
range, that's what they did for me when the operating button wouldn't fit
the cistern lid due to lid distortion during firing.
Whatever mechanism you adopt we would all be pleased to hear the solution.
When fitting the new drop mechanism use clear silicone to seal it to the
ceramic (other things affect plastic in the long term), and ensure all parts
all clean and dry prior to applying the silicone.
Best of luck.
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