Why Is There No Water in My Toilet Tank? 

Did you just try to flush your toilet, and nothing changed? Look within the tank, and you might see no water inside. Before you panic, rest easy that repairing this problem is usually easy to accomplish. If you can’t complete this yourself, you can always set up toilet repair with a knowledgeable plumber. Follow these tips 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 turned on. If you or someone in your household recently did a toilet repair, you may have turned off the water first. Did you not realize you had to turn it back on? To find out, turn the water shut-off valve on the wall in back of the toilet. If the valve was turned off, water will now start refilling the tank. If this fails to work, check the water at your sink or an alternative plumbing fixture. If nothing flows from the tap, you could have a bigger water supply issue. Phone your water company to get more details.

Reposition or Replace the Float Mechanism

Older toilet designs use a float ball to measure the water level as it goes up in the tank. When the ball reaches a certain height, the float arm it’s connected to stops the water flow. However, insufficient water may enter the tank if the ball is positioned improperly or the arm is broken. To adjust the float ball, start by removing the toilet tank lid. Bend the float arm up just a little bit to change where it sits in the tank. If this doesn’t fix the problem, you may need to replace the entire float mechanism. You should be able to perform this yourself by following the detailed steps that come with the replacement parts, or you can hire a plumber for help. Just realize that float balls are old toilet technology. You may prefer improved dependability and efficiency if you upgrade the existing tank components or replace the toilet entirely.

Adjust the Fill Valve

Newer toilets utilize a float cup in place of a float ball, coupled with a fill valve and water level rod. There may be no water in the toilet tank because the valve has slipped out of place or become clogged. Here are some to consider:

    • Modify the fill valve: Look inside the toilet and locate the fill valve on top of a vertical tube device on the left side of the tank. Ensure it’s secure and evenly ahered to the tube. Then, fine-tune the water level. Current models of toilets have an adjustment knob you can turn by hand, while older models may require you to loosen an adjustment screw with a flathead screwdriver. Flush the toilet and make it possible for the tank refill to test 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 crud could be blocking the valve and keeping your toilet from filling. Shut off the water behind the toilet and remove the fill cap. Then, slowly 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 clear away hard water buildup. If the cap is broken, buy a new one.
    • Clean the valve tube: The tube below the fill valve could also be blocked. Shut off the water and take off the valve hardware. Then, place 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 assess your adjustments.

Repair or Replace the Trip Assembly

If you’ve tried the steps above without positive results, the final possibility is a faulty trip assembly. This component links the flush handle to the tank. If it’s damaged or positioned poorly, the flush cycle may not complete, leaving the tank empty. Remove the toilet tank lid and look at the trip assembly connected to the handle. If it’s out of place, reposition it. If the assembly is twisted, worn or busted, replace it. Whether you complete 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 working toilet, so reach out to [Company name] to request a toilet repair. We can diagnose why your toilet isn’t filling and recommend the correct fix. If your plumbing fixture is old and worn out, our team can install a high-efficiency toilet in its place. Rest assured that every plumbing repair and replacement we conduct is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. To schedule an appointment from one of our licensed crews, please reach out to your local Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing office today.

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