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Nov 02 2020

Why Is There No Water in My Toilet Tank?

Does your toilet tank remain empty after flushing? Whether your toilet tank refuses to refill at all, or the water is coming in very slowly, this can be a frustrating issue for property owners since the toilet cannot be flushed without a full tank. Thankfully, this plumbing problem can usually be solved without the need to invest in a toilet replacement. At Rooter Hero Plumbing, we proudly offer high quality residential and commercial plumbing services including toilet repair, replacement and installation for clients in California and Arizona communities. Here are some of the most common reasons why a toilet will have no water in the tank.

Problems with Float Ball

If you have an older toilet model, then it will likely use a float ball. This device is used to control the level of water inside your tank. It is designed to float on the surface, and when it reaches a particular height, it will cut off the flow of incoming water. However, if the float ball is positioned too low, then it can prevent the appropriate amount of water from entering your toilet. To solve this problem, remove the lid from the tank and carefully bend the float arm upward. This should assist the float ball in moving further up and allow enough water to come into the tank. If it continues to remain low and the problem persists, you may need to replace this component. 

Trip Assembly Issues 

A trip assembly is the piece which is attached to the flush handle on the outside of the tank. If it has shifted position or has become damaged, then it may fail to trigger the flush cycle. Lift off the toilet tank lid and inspect the trip assembly. If it looks broken, warped or deteriorated, then this may be your culprit. Simply purchase a new trip assembly and replace the worn-out part.

Trouble with Fill Valve 

Modern toilet models utilize a float cup in place of the traditional float ball. For this part to work, the fill valve that is attached to the cup must perform its job correctly. Otherwise, water will not come into the tank. To check this issue, remove the lid and locate the water level adjustment rod that connects the fill valve to the float cup. Twisting the screw on the rod clockwise should raise the float cup, thereby increasing the water level. Test the result by flushing the toilet. If too much water is coming in, you may need to readjust by turning the screw counterclockwise until it is positioned appropriately. 

Are You Having Problems with Your Toilet? Call Rooter Hero Plumbing Today 

Did you attempt to fix the above issues, but your toilet is still refusing to function properly? Get the professional care you need right away by calling the experts at Rooter Hero Plumbing. Our certified and insured plumbers are ready to help solve your plumbing problems. Contact our office for more details about our wide range of offerings or to schedule an appointment with a nearby plumber in your Arizona or California area city.

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