Whenever my toilet is flushed I have to wait for almost an entire
hours before it will flush again? I can open the top and fill up the
tank and it will flush fine. Is this because water is not coming into
the tank fast enough, should I check the valve?
You have analyzed the problem well. It is probably the ballcock.
The only way to start testing is to shut off the supply, take apart
the ballcock, put a rag over the top, and ease the water on. This
will often solve the problem, as rust can accumulate right at the
ballcock washer. If the ballcock is old, just change it with a
fluidmaster or similar brand.
If it's not the ballcock itself, the next suspect is the shut-off
valve. First check the supply tube, shut off the water supply, and
then take the shut-off valve apart, looking for rust or dirt or
whatever. If you can't see the problem, the messy solution is to have
someone turn the water on and off quickly in an attempt to flush out
If these do not work, then you'll probably need to call in someone
I had similar problem with my bathroom flush couple of months back. It
took very long for the water to fill in the flush tank before i could
re-use it. It was quicker to fill a bucket up and pour it through. I
realized that the ballcock that sits in the flush tank to be faulty. It is
not drawing water quick enough. I had to replace it. I had problem finding
the same kind of ball cork that fitted into it.
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