URGENT :Toilet Flush not working
I need to repair my toilet. The flush is not working.
I bought a kit from Walmart.
I have never done this before.
Would a person with a little handyman/woman work experience be able to fix it ?
or do I need to get a handyman or specialist ?
Pls. let me know.
is there anything special i need to do ?
Pls HELP !
Any pointers ? suggestions ?
I'm no pro, but in the bottom of the toilet tank there is a plug or a flap
that is lifted usually by a chain connected to the lever. When you push the
lever down, the chain pulls up on the flap and it flushes. The chain may
have fallen off or something similar. Of course this is assuming that you
have water in the tank.
PS: you can make a toilet flush by dumping a gallon or two of water quickly
into the bowl in case you need to use the facility before it is repaired.
Amy ~ Depending on what kit you purchased at Wal Mart, there should be
directions either on the box or in it. If you purchased a Fluidmaster
replacement unit, their directions are very "user- friendly." One word of
advice is not to overtighten any parts - the locking nut that connects the
valve to the tank specifically. It is an easy job to do so don't become
overwhelmed with the process. You should do just fine. Read all the
instructions before you begin replacement and watch for all the adjustments
you will need to do after installing it.
Take the lid off off the tank and look at the arrangement and try to
visualize how it works. A float senses high water level and closes a
valve stpopping incoming water. Handle rises a plug on the bottom of
the tamk allowing water to dump into the bowl starting the flush.
Siuggestion for rapidly dumping in a gallon is a good one and that is
anaologous to pulling up the flap. Does your handle activate the plug
on the bottom of the tank? If not that probably is the problem
needing fixing. We had difficulty flushing one of our and sometimes
couldn't initiate a flush. Day I asled Kohler for suggestions the
handle snapped off of old age. $5.00 for replacement handle solved
the problem. Bought 3 the same day so the other 2 handles were
replaced making them easier to flush. Would be helpful to understand
how the innards work rogether. Isn't a complex process. Please let
us know what happens.
Toilets rarely explode, or catch fire.
Once you've switched the water to it off, there is practically nothing
you can do to it unless you use too much force and break things, that'll
make things worse.
Turn the water off, drain the tank (at worst you can empty it with cups, or
use a hose to siphon).
Now work out how it's supposed to work, possibly with dissasembly, and
find out what's wrong.
It's likely you'll find a perished flap or washer, or maybe the lever/push
has become disconnected.
Replacing this should fix it.
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