Why Is There No Water in My Toilet Tank? 

Did you just try to flush your toilet, and nothing happened? Peek within the tank, and you could see no water inside. Before you stress, rest easy that correcting this issue is usually straightforward. If you can’t figure it out yourself, you can always arrange toilet repair with an experienced plumber. Follow these guidelines 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 running. If you or someone in your household recently completed a toilet repair, you probably turned off the water first. Did you neglect to turn it back on? To see, rotate the water shut-off valve on the wall in back of the toilet. If the valve was shut, water ought to now start refilling the tank. If this does not work, check the water at your sink or a different plumbing fixture. If nothing flows from the tap, you could have a bigger water supply issue. Call your water company to learn more.

Reposition or Replace the Float Mechanism

Older toilet models use a float ball to determine the water level as it rises in the tank. When the ball hits a specified height, the float arm it’s attached to stops the water flow. However, insufficient water could enter the tank if the ball is positioned wrong or the arm is damaged. To move the float ball, start by removing the toilet tank top. Bend the float arm up just a little bit to alter where it sits in the tank. If this doesn’t fix the problem, you might need to replace the entire float mechanism. You should be able to do this yourself by following the instructions that come with the replacement parts, or you can employ a plumber for help. Just note that float balls are old toilet technology. You may appreciate improved durability and efficiency if you upgrade the existing tank components or replace the toilet completely.

Adjust the Fill Valve

Newer toilets utilize a float cup rather than 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 plugged. Here are some to consider:

    • Modify the fill valve: Have a look inside the toilet and find the fill valve on top of a vertical tube device on the left side of the tank. Make sure it’s secure and evenly connected to the tube. Then, change the water level. More modern toilets have an adjustment knob you can turn manually, while older models may require you to loosen an adjustment screw with a flathead screwdriver. Flush the toilet and allow the tank refill to check the water level. Adjust 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 gunk may be blocking the valve and keeping your toilet from filling. Shut off the water behind the toilet and take away the fill cap. Then, gradually turn the water back on, cupping your hand over the valve to prevent water from spraying all over the place. After several seconds, turn the water back off. Finally, clean off the fill cap to remove hard water buildup. If the cap is damaged, swap it out.
    • Clean the valve tube: The tube below the fill valve may also be clogged. Shut off the water and remove the valve hardware. Then, stick a slim bottle brush or wire down the tube. Turn the water back on slightly to flush away the junk. Replace the valve hardware and flush the toilet to test your adjustments.

Repair or Replace the Trip Assembly

If you’ve followed the steps above without success, the one remaining possibility is a damaged trip assembly. This component links the flush handle to the tank. If it’s broken or positioned inadequately, the flush cycle may not complete, leaving the tank void. Take off 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, swap it with a new one. Whether you finish the job yourself or leave it to a plumber, this simple repair should get your toilet tank filled with water once more.

Schedule Toilet Repair Today

You can’t go long without a working toilet, so reach out to [Company name] to request a toilet repair. We can figure out why your toilet isn’t filling and recommend the right fix. If your plumbing fixture is outdated and worn out, our team can install a high-efficiency toilet in your home. Rest easy that every plumbing repair and replacement we complete is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. To schedule an appointment from one of our licensed crews, please call your local Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing office today.

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