Why Is There No Water in My Toilet Tank?

Did you just try to flush your toilet, and nothing occurred? Look within the tank, and you might see no water inside. Before you panic, relax knowing that correcting this issue is usually easy to accomplish. If you can’t figure it out yourself, you can always set up 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 step is to make sure the water is flowing. If you or someone in your household recently performed a toilet repair, you probably turned off the water first. Did you not realize you had 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 closed, water will now start refilling the tank. If this fails to work, turn on the water at your sink or a different plumbing fixture. If nothing comes out from the tap, you might have a larger water supply issue. Phone your water company to learn more.

Reposition or Replace the Float Mechanism

Older toilet models use a float ball to measure the water level as it increases in the tank. When the ball passes a specified height, the float arm it’s joined to stops the water flow. However, insufficient water might enter the tank if the ball is positioned incorrectly or the arm is damaged. To adjust the float ball, start by removing the toilet tank top. Bend the float arm up slightly to alter where it sits in the tank. If this fails to fix the problem, you could need to replace the whole float mechanism. You should be able to do this yourself by following the instructions that come with the replacement parts, or you can hire a plumber for help. Just note 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 entirely.

Adjust the Fill Valve

Modern toilets utilize a float cup in place 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 plugged. Here are a couple techniques to attempt:

  • Adjust 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 ahered to the tube. Then, adjust the water level. Newer toilets have an adjustment knob you can turn manually, while older versions 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. Modify it until the water comes to approximately one inch below the top of the overflow tube.
  • Clean the fill valve: Mineral buildup and other crud might be blocking the valve and preventing your toilet from filling. Shut off the water behind the toilet and remove the fill cap. Then, gradually turn the water back on, cupping your hand over the valve to stop water from spraying all over the place. After several seconds, turn the water back off. Finally, wash 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 might also be plugged. Shut off the water and take away the valve hardware. Then, stick a slim bottle brush or wire down the tube. Turn the water back on a little to flush away the blockage. Replace the valve hardware and flush the toilet to assess your work.

Repair or Replace the Trip Assembly

If you’ve followed the steps above without positive results, the one remaining possibility is a faulty trip assembly. This component connects the flush handle to the tank. If it’s broken or positioned poorly, the flush cycle may not complete, leaving the tank void. Remove 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 busted, replace it. Whether you finish 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 schedule a toilet repair. We can determine why your toilet isn’t filling and recommend the appropriate fix. If your plumbing fixture is old and worn out, our team will install a high-efficiency toilet in your bathroom. Rest assured that every plumbing repair and replacement we perform is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. To schedule an evaluation from one of our licensed team members, please reach out to your neighborhood  Stevenson Service Experts office today.

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