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    • dancingboy1989
    • By dancingboy1989 10th Mar 17, 7:04 PM
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    Toilet help needed!!! Please!
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    • 10th Mar 17, 7:04 PM
    Toilet help needed!!! Please! 10th Mar 17 at 7:04 PM
    Hey !

    Hoping for some help being a new home owner!

    Our toilet used to refill very fast but now it just dribbled and can take around 40 minutes to refill. We thought it could be an inlet valve problem and when beginning to replace it we turned the water supply off the screw we turned seemed to spin around again turning back on and this caused the toilet to refill instantly!!!!
    But once we flushed it yet again took forever to refill. Each time we turn the water on and off it refills instantly but when leave water on it fills slowly again!

    Is this the refill valve or something else?! Please help
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    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 10th Mar 17, 7:16 PM
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    • 10th Mar 17, 7:16 PM
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    • 10th Mar 17, 7:16 PM
    Probably something like a long-deceased wasp blocking the inlet nozzle. You need to turn off the supply and unscrew the nozzle to allow the debris through.

    Does the shut off valve look like this?



    If so the valve will spin continuously -- when the screwdriver slot is in line with the pipe, the flow is on. When the slot is at right angles to the pipe, the flow is off.

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    Last edited by coffeehound; 10-03-2017 at 8:00 PM.
    • dancingboy1989
    • By dancingboy1989 10th Mar 17, 8:27 PM
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    • 10th Mar 17, 8:27 PM
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    • 10th Mar 17, 8:27 PM
    Yep same kind of valve just attached by nut to a flexible pipe, so if I remove this pipe and clean it?
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 10th Mar 17, 8:31 PM
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    • 10th Mar 17, 8:31 PM
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    • 10th Mar 17, 8:31 PM
    With the water supply turned off, there should be an inlet nozzle inside the cistern (water box) that is easy to unscrew and clear out
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