Why Is There No Water in My Toilet Tank? 

Did you just try to flush your toilet, and nothing changed? Glance into the tank, and you may see no water inside. Before you stress, rest assured that fixing this challenge is usually simple. If you can’t do it yourself, you can always schedule toilet repair with an experienced plumber. Follow these tips to diagnose and repair the problem of no water in the toilet tank.

Check the Water Supply

The first action is to make sure the water is running. If you or someone in your household recently completed a toilet repair, you may have turned off the water first. Did you forget to turn it back on? To see, spin the water shut-off valve on the wall in back of the toilet. If the valve was shut, water should now start refilling the tank. If this doesn’t work, test the water at your sink or an alternative plumbing fixture. If nothing flows from the tap, you could have a more substantial water supply issue. Phone 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 increases in the tank. When the ball hits a specific height, the float arm it’s attached to stops the water flow. However, insufficient water might enter the tank if the ball is positioned incorrectly or the arm is faulty. To adjust the float ball, start by removing the toilet tank cover. Bend the float arm up slightly to adjust where it sits in the tank. If this doesn’t fix the problem, you might 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 hire a plumber for help. Just note that float balls are old toilet design. You may appreciate improved reliability and efficiency if you upgrade the existing tank components or replace the toilet entirely.

Adjust the Fill Valve

Newer toilets operate with a float cup instead of a float ball, coupled with a fill valve and water level rod. There may very well be no water in the toilet tank because the valve has slipped out of place or become plugged. Here are a few]] {tips to attempt:

    • Modify the fill valve: Glance inside the toilet and identify the fill valve on top of a vertical tube device on the left side of the tank. Ensure 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 allow the tank refill to test 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 gunk might be blocking the valve and preventing your toilet from filling. Turn off the water behind the toilet and take off the fill cap. Then, steadily turn the water back on, cupping your hand over the valve to stop water from spraying all over. After several seconds, turn the water back off. Finally, scrub the fill cap to clear away hard water buildup. If the cap is cracked, replace it.
    • Clean the valve tube: The tube below the fill valve might also be plugged. Shut off the water and remove the valve hardware. Then, insert a slim bottle brush or wire down the tube. Turn the water back on slightly to flush away the blockage. Replace the valve hardware and flush the toilet to test your adjustments.

Repair or Replace the Trip Assembly

If you’ve tried the steps above without positive results, the final possibility is a damaged trip assembly. This component connects the flush handle to the tank. If it’s not working or positioned poorly, the flush cycle may not complete, leaving the tank empty. Take off the toilet tank lid and check the trip assembly fastened to the handle. If it’s out of place, reposition it. If the assembly is twisted, worn or busted, change it out. Whether you perform the job yourself or leave it to a plumber, this uncomplicated repair should get your toilet tank filled with water once again.

Schedule Toilet Repair Today

You can’t go long without a reliable toilet, so call [Company name] to inquire about a toilet repair. We can figure out why your toilet isn’t filling and suggest the right fix. If your plumbing fixture is outdated and worn out, our team can easily install a high-efficiency toilet in its place. Be assured that every plumbing repair and replacement we perform is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. To schedule an appointment from one of our licensed professionals, please reach out to your community Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing office today.

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