If your toilet bowl not filling with water after flush, the problem is most probably located in the cistern.
Identifying The Issue
Checking For Flush Valve Blockages:
Step 1: You will need access to the cistern, so clear away any toiletries etc., from the area.
Step 2: Lay down some old towels around the toilet and beneath the cistern.
Step 3: Remove the cistern lid and place it safely where it won’t break.
Step 4: Look for anything that could be blocking the fill valve, such as rust and sediment build-up.
Step 5: Gently remove any blockages you identify.
Checking For Water Level Issues:
Step 1: Look inside your cistern tank and locate the orange ball-shaped float. This is the ballcock.
Step 2: Lift up the arm of the ballcock slightly and look for water flowing into the cistern tank.
Step 3: If water did flow in, this is an indication that the water level is too low.
Step 4: Using a screwdriver, adjust the ball cock height by adjusting the screw.
When To Call A Plumber
Ask a professional plumber to take a look if:
- The toilet bowl is still not filling after you have cleared away all debris; you might need to have the valve replaced.
- The water level appears to be correct, and there are no apparent issues with the ballcock.
Always call a plumber if you are at all uncertain about how to check or fix a plumbing issue.
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