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Why Is There No Water in My Toilet Tank? 

Did you just try to flush your toilet, and nothing happened? Look within the tank, and you may see no water inside. Before you stress, rest easy that repairing this problem is usually simple. If you can’t complete this yourself, you can always arrange toilet repair with an experienced plumber. Follow these recommendations to diagnose and repair the problem of no water in the toilet tank.

Check the Water Supply

The first move is to make sure the water is turned on. If you or someone in your household recently did a toilet repair, you probably turned off the water first. Did you not realize you had to turn it back on? To see, rotate the water shut-off valve on the wall to the rear of the toilet. If the valve was shut, water ought to now start refilling the tank. If this does not work, turn on the water at your sink or an alternative plumbing fixture. If nothing comes out from the tap, you could have a bigger water supply issue. Call your water company to find out more.

Reposition or Replace the Float Mechanism

Older toilet designs use a float ball to gauge the water level as it goes up in the tank. When the ball hits a specified height, the float arm it’s joined to stops the water flow. However, insufficient water could enter the tank if the ball is positioned incorrectly or the arm is broken. To adjust the float ball, start by removing the toilet tank cover. Bend the float arm up just a little bit to change where it sits in the tank. If this does not fix the problem, you may need to replace the full float mechanism. You should be able to do this yourself by following the detailed steps that come with the replacement parts, or you can work with a plumber for help. Just realize that float balls are old toilet technology. You may prefer improved reliability and efficiency if you upgrade the existing tank components or replace the toilet altogether.

Adjust the Fill Valve

More recent toilets operate with a float cup instead of a float ball, coupled with a fill valve and water level rod. There could quite possibly be no water in the toilet tank because the valve has slipped out of place or become clogged. Here are recommendations to consider:

    • Test the fill valve: Look inside the toilet and identify the fill valve on top of a vertical tube device on the left side of the tank. Verify that it’s secure and evenly connected to the tube. Then, adjust the water level. Newer toilets have an adjustment knob you can turn with your hand, while older designs may require you to loosen an adjustment screw with a flathead screwdriver. Flush the toilet and make it possible for the tank refill to check the water level. Modify it until the water comes to {about|approximately|roughly]] one inch below the top of the overflow tube.
    • Clean the fill valve: Mineral buildup and other crud could be covering the valve and stopping your toilet from filling. Shut down the water behind the toilet and take off the fill cap. Then, slowly turn the water back on, cupping your hand over the valve to stop water from spraying everywhere. After several seconds, turn the water back off. Finally, clean off the fill cap to remove hard water buildup. If the cap is broken, swap it out.
    • Clean the valve tube: The tube below the fill valve may also be clogged. Shut off the water and take away the valve hardware. Then, insert a slim bottle brush or wire down the tube. Turn the water back on just a little to flush away the debris. Replace the valve hardware and flush the toilet to test your work.

Repair or Replace the Trip Assembly

If you’ve attempted the steps above without any luck, the one remaining possibility is a damaged trip assembly. This element attaches the flush handle to the tank. If it’s not working or positioned poorly, the flush cycle may not complete, leaving the tank bone dry. Detach the toilet tank lid and look at the trip assembly attached to the handle. If it’s out of place, reposition it. If the assembly is bent, worn or wrecked, replace it. Whether you complete the job yourself or leave it to a plumber, this easy repair should get your toilet tank filled with water again.

Schedule Toilet Repair Today

You can’t go long without a functional toilet, so phone [Company name] to request a toilet repair. We can figure out why your toilet isn’t filling and recommend the appropriate fix. If your plumbing fixture is outdated and worn out, our team can easily install a high-efficiency toilet in your bathroom. Rest assured that every plumbing repair and replacement we conduct is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. To schedule a visit from one of our licensed professionals, please contact your neighborhood Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing office today.

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