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:

Always call a plumber if you are at all uncertain about how to check or fix a plumbing issue. 

For any plumbing and toilet problems you are experiencing in your home, call 24 Hour Plumber on 01 531 2220 to book a local plumber near you. 

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