I have a new home (built in 2001) and have a toilet in the 1/2 bath
downstairs that has a very low water level. There are no leaks. I
have heard that if I adjust the float upwards, so that the resevoir
holds more water, the level of the bowl itself will rise. The problem
is the float is already maxed out. To raise the level I will have to
replace the float and drain pipe in the resevoir (since the level is at
the top of that drain as well).
My question to the group is this: Will increasing the water level in
the resevoir actually fix my problem and if not what can I do to fix
You should have a small tube that supplies water down a open ended pipe
in the tank when the tank is refilling. I would appear that that tube may
have been moved, damaged or clogged. Take a look at it and compare it's
actions with those of the other toilets.
I agree with Joseph. All of my toilets in my home that was built around
2002 exhibit this. The mechanism in the toilet is cheap. The rubber gets
hard and stops the water from flowing in the bowl while the tank is
filling. I fixed them by replacing the diaphragm that is in the assembly.
This fix lasted about 8 months. Now I plan to put new higher quality
assemblies in my tanks.
just lower quality product to line the pockets of some bean counter...
The water level in the bowl is not 'adjustable', it is entirely governed by
the consruction of the toilet and the 'trap' molded within. You may be able
to see the curved formation in the rear of the bowl that indicates the water
flow and the location of the trap.
As others have mentioned, the bowl is suppose to be re-filled - topped off
so-to-speak - by a small tube that sprays a small stream of water down the
overflow while the tank is refilling. If this isn't working correctly the
only water in the bowl after a flush will be what ever is left after the
Try this: SLOWLY pour a pitcher of water (gallon or so) into the bowl after
flushing and the tank has filled. The level the water reaches and remains
is the fullest level the bowl will ever get. If that's higher than after a
flush then the refill tube is probably not working.
Keep in mind that different models fill to different levels. I have several
different models (Crane, American Standard, Kohler) in my older home. The
newer ones don't fill as full - I figure it is part due to the low water use
requirements. The less water in the bowl, the less water that needs to be
'replaced' with each flush - leaving more water for the actual flush.
Does your toilet flush OK? If you don't need to flush twice to clear the
bowl, you probably don't have a problem.
First off I just want to thank you all for your help...the fix was
simple! The tube that was supposed to flow into the overflow was
attached to the overflow such that it was flowing into the resevoir and
not the overflow. I fixed that in one second and now the bowl fills to
an appropriate level.
you all are great!
I have the same problem. I bought a new Crane toilet bowl and tank. The
flushing is great, how ever, after the tank is full, the water in the
bowl drops but not that much. How did you fix yours?
Sounds like you have a different problem...mine simply had the fill
tube attached to the outside of the overflow (it is suppose to put
water into that tube to fill the bowl while the tank is filling)...the
level never dropped after filling though...sorry, but it sounds like a
different problem...this site is great though and if you post it you
will get answer
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.