Push button flush problem

Hi have a single button loo flush which was fitted in 2007. Recently it has stopped working. On investigating, it appears that the plastic tube that operates the flush is being forced out of its "socket" for want of a better word inside the cistern area. It flushes if you hold the tube in place in the socket, but not otherwise. I wonder why this fault has suddenly developed, and is there any fix?
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

glue? silicone? does it get wet?
(pic might get better answers...)
Cheers Jim K
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

It does seem to be close to the surface of the water. So I should try lowering the water level?
Is there a water-resistant glue available?
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 20/06/2010 09:06, Mike wrote:

Tube hardening or deformed at the end? Is there spare length to cut the end off and use an uncrushed/un stretched bit?
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Mike wrote:

IME you are better off changing it. Plastics are notoriously difficult to glue & the water won't help.
--
Dave - The Medway Handyman
www.medwayhandyman.co.uk
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Mike wrote:

Had that problem with some fitted at church - replaces with cable operated push buttons which are much more reliable
Malcolm
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 20/06/2010 12:54, Malcolm wrote:

Mine use a rubber tube - softer and less likely to get forced off.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

But is there a Screwfix fitting that will go with the rest of my system - I'm not talking decorative here, will it operate the flush thingie I have ? That's the question! Mike
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
wrote:

I dunno exactly which flush thingy you have. But the conventional system (ie lever and syphon) can't be eaten and its fail safe too if you have a water meter.
-------------------------------------------------------------
But it can't be fitted into the cistern that he has unless it has the necessary operating holes.
tim
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
harry wrote:

Agree push buttons are crap. Trouble is, if the hole is in the cistern lid you can't use a lever.
--
Dave - The Medway Handyman
www.medwayhandyman.co.uk
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Yes mine is in the front, though the hole looks larger than might be needed for a conventional lever. Again, not sure a lever is going to operate my system (cistern).
Coming back to an earlier question which no one has answered, would lowering the water level in the cistern help the situation?
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Mike wrote:

Can't see it would make any difference. A picky would help a lot.
--
Dave - The Medway Handyman
www.medwayhandyman.co.uk
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
harry wrote:

I would approach drilling a large hole in a ceramic cistern with some trepidation. How would you do that?
--
Dave - The Medway Handyman
www.medwayhandyman.co.uk
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 20 Jun,

I foolishly fitted one a couple of years ago. Next time it fails I'm going back to a syphon.
--
B Thumbs
Change lycos to yahoo to reply
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

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.