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Why would a toilet tank not refill if the water is turned on?


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Answered 2007-12-02 07:17:03

You most likely have a problem either with the tank's gasket system (water keeps leaking back to bowl) or else the shutoff valves are faulty (poor water transport). You could also have trash either in your shut off valve or in your fill valve in the tank.

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It's not a "false flushing." The system is designed to refill when the water in the tank drops below a certain point. This "flushiing" noise that you hear is probably the water running into the tank to refill it. There is probably a leak into the toilet, very small that it's almost unnoticeable, but still there. Check it out.


I assume you mean the water is hot when you flush it. If so the toilet has been plumbed into the hot water system when it should be plumbed into the cold. That happened to me once I thought the toilet was going through menopause, However as it turned out however the hot flushes turned out to be a hot water pipe being connected rather then a cold water pipe.


There should be no reason the toilet would overflow. The water being turned off should have no effect on it. As long as the drain is clear even if the shut off valve in the tank didn't work, the water will just go down the drain.


Defective refill device. Replace or adjust. Also check the flapper to make sure it is sealing properly.


there is a blockage either in supply pipe or refill valve.


I can't imagine how they would happen. What are you doing with the toilet water?


Iron in the water would cause rusty stains in the toilet.


Water would drain from the toilet bowl if there is a crack in the lower part of the toilet. You would possible see water or signs of damp around the base. There is unfortunately no 'fix' for a crack in a porcelain bowl. If this is the cause then you need anew toilet.


A broken seal would cause dirty water to jettison from a toilet. A plumber can fix it.


Regular Toilet water (meaning no contaminats) will NOT cause blindness.


The toilet did not add water yet. By the way, If you filled a bucket with water, The water level would go up.



If the toilet works each time on one flush, they use roughly half the water of a standard toilet. You would then use half as much a month on the toilet. They do not always flush completely on the first flush and the toilet is only a part of the water bill.


On a syphon type, the diaphragm will scream if perforated or cracked. Depending on which system you have fitted, this could be anything from the ball valve to the flap valve and all points between.Below are instructions to change something completely. If you recognise what system the contributor is referring to all is well. For the rest of us it makes little sense.Explanation of a repair to an unspecified flush systemI don't know why but follow these instructions EXACTLY to fix it.Turn off the water supply to the toilet. Follow the hose attached to the bottom of the toilet tank to the cut-off valve. Turn this valve clockwise to turn off the water. Empty the tank by flushing the toilet, then dry out the toilet tank using old towels or a sponge. Place a bucket under the toilet tank to catch any water that is still in the tank.Unscrew the nut holding the hose to the bottom of the tank with vice grips or channel locks.Remove the nut screwed on to the toilet pump. This is under the toilet tank. After you loosen this nut, you may need to hold the toilet pump with one hand while removing the nut with the other because the toilet pump may turn with the nut.Remove the clip attached to the refill tube from the overflow pipe. Remove the toilet pump from the toilet tank.Attach the refill tube that came with your replacement toilet pump to the new toilet pump. Slide one end of the refill tube over the nipple on the toilet pump to cover the nipple completely. Attach the angle adapter to the other end of the refill tube.Place one of the shank washers that came with your replacement toilet pump on the threaded shank of the new toilet pump. Place the threaded shank into the hole in the bottom of the toilet tank.Fit the other shank washer over the threaded shank and push the washer firmly against the toilet tank.Replace the nut on the threaded shank of the toilet pump and tighten fully.Clip the refill tube to the overflow pipe using the angle attachment provided.Screw the water supply hose tightly onto the threaded shank. Turn the water supply back on and check for leaks. If water leaks from around the new toilet pump, check to make sure both shank washers are firmly in place and tighten both nuts fully.


In my country, it is not. but i am not sure whether it is in other countries. i think many people would rather choose drinking water as the cleanest one, but not toilet water.


the reason why the toilet makes noise when you turn water on is because all the water lines are conected so when you turn on water the toilet gets affected and the water that goes down a drain goes to the water pipe.



Refill what? Since there is nothing between Earth and Mars, it would be hard to refill with anything.


New phenomena WATER seeks its own level and considering the toilet base is LOWER then the tub a partial stoppage would seek the lowest point and the wax seal is of the toilet needs replacing as it is NOT gas and water tight


A toilet that slowly looses all of the water out of the tank or bowl when it has not been used for a log time is experiencing a condition that renders the toilet almost unusable. When you flush a toilet, the water in both the tank and the bowl empty out, only to be immediately replenished with fresh water. alliedallcityinc.com


Putting toilet water into the tub with a cup.The real answer isWater seeks its own level and when a soil line (waste) is blocked water will find the lowest point to flow intoThus a toilet is above the tub and a basin is above the toilet.To prove allow water to flow in the basin and it should also flow into the tub


No.. The trap is built into the toilet. It can become clogged or obstructed with debris, but if it were to collapse, your entire toilet would be gushing water everywhere.





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