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    • britishboy
    • By britishboy 10th Jun 17, 10:49 AM
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    Toilet takes 45 minutes to refil
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    • 10th Jun 17, 10:49 AM
    Toilet takes 45 minutes to refil 10th Jun 17 at 10:49 AM
    our toilet backs straight on to the built out wall (you cant see the cistern where the water refills), and after a flush, it wont flush again for maybe 45 minutes, any ideas what to check and if its an easy fix?

    If you try to flush it again, you get about half a cup of water trickle out. Also, you cant actually hear it refilling after a flush? Any tips please??
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 10th Jun 17, 10:50 AM
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    Did it suddenly start doing that, or has it just got slower and slower over the last 2-3 years?
    • britishboy
    • By britishboy 10th Jun 17, 11:02 AM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 11:02 AM
    Sorry, in wrong forum, should be in DIY section

    PasturesNew, its always been like it since we moved in, couple of years but it was way down on our list of things to get fixed, until now...
    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 10th Jun 17, 11:07 AM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 11:07 AM
    Going to need to access the cistern , the valve is sticking or the float is faulty

    All need access to replace
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    • firefox1956
    • By firefox1956 10th Jun 17, 11:32 AM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 11:32 AM
    Could be the isolating valve is not properly turned on.
    Could also be a filter that is blocked on the valve inlet although not all valves have a filter.
    HTH
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 10th Jun 17, 12:41 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 12:41 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 12:41 PM
    This is why I never follow the trend for hidden/inaccessible cisterns or indeed anything of the sort. Missus wanted a tiled floor in the bathroom, it would have cost £££, I was like "no f*****g way", three weeks later a pipe T junction busts a leak under the middle of the bathroom floor........
    Having the last word isn't the same as being right.......

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    • Uxb
    • By Uxb 10th Jun 17, 1:30 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 1:30 PM
    Seen this twice before
    A bit of muck/small stone whatever stuck in the water inlet orifice to the toilet.
    Reduces the flow in VERY considerably as the orifices are quite small.
    The inlet orifice is right inside the valve unit and is what the washer butts up against.

    If so then the solution is to remove the inlet valve assembly and clean out thoughly. Once valve is removed blockage can sometime be extracted by blowing in reverse down the inlet to push back out the blockage.
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 10th Jun 17, 1:35 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 1:35 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 1:35 PM
    Seen this twice before
    A bit of muck/small stone whatever stuck in the water inlet orifice to the toilet.
    Reduces the flow in VERY considerably as the orifices are quite small.
    The inlet orifice is right inside the valve unit and is what the washer butts up against.

    If so then the solution is to remove the inlet valve assembly and clean out thoughly. Once valve is removed blockage can sometime be extracted by blowing in reverse down the inlet to push back out the blockage.
    Originally posted by Uxb
    Yes I had one where a dead wasp was blocking the nozzle.
    • Turned out nice.
    • By Turned out nice. 10th Jun 17, 2:03 PM
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    Turned out nice.
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    • 10th Jun 17, 2:03 PM
    I had a similar problem that turned out to be a split siamp diaphragm, cost about £3 to get a new one.
    You may have a different set up of course.
    • alanjuk
    • By alanjuk 10th Jun 17, 2:37 PM
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    I had a similar problem that turned out to be a split siamp diaphragm, cost about £3 to get a new one.
    You may have a different set up of course.
    Originally posted by Turned out nice.
    Yep, had that on more than one occasion
    • Swipe
    • By Swipe 10th Jun 17, 3:46 PM
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    Have you tried rebooting it?
    • Gambler101
    • By Gambler101 10th Jun 17, 6:35 PM
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    Have you tried rebooting it?
    Originally posted by Swipe
    The instructions on the box said 'Requires Windows 7 or better'. So I installed LINUX
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 10th Jun 17, 10:04 PM
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    I had a similar problem that turned out to be a split siamp diaphragm.
    Originally posted by Turned out nice.

    Sounds painful !
    Running with scissors since 1978
    • mchale
    • By mchale 11th Jun 17, 11:43 AM
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    Any tips please??
    Originally posted by britishboy
    Try switching off mains water supply, turn on kitchen tap until no water comes out then switch off tap, flush toilet until cistern empty, then turn on mains water supply, rush of water may dislodge blockage.
    ANURADHA KOIRALA ??? go on throw it in google.
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 11th Jun 17, 11:48 AM
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    It may be easier to just unscrew the nozzle to let the debris out. Not sure whether the newer mechanisms are more difficult to disassemble.
    • jack_pott
    • By jack_pott 11th Jun 17, 11:51 AM
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    My cistern developed the same problem, it just needs a new washer in the fill valve. My new toilet came with a spare washer, it's about a ten minute job to fit it.
    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 11th Jun 17, 2:56 PM
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    All very sensible suggestions but OP cannot get to the cistern, it seems to be built into a wall.
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 11th Jun 17, 3:22 PM
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    All very sensible suggestions but OP cannot get to the cistern, it seems to be built into a wall.
    Originally posted by Le_Kirk
    Ah I see the logic of mchale's suggestion now.
    • kwikbreaks
    • By kwikbreaks 11th Jun 17, 3:48 PM
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    My experience of toilet innards is that they do fail. Maybe only once in a decade but blocking one in entirely seems very very short sited - are you 100% certain that there is no access?
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 11th Jun 17, 4:27 PM
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    My experience of toilet innards is that they do fail. Maybe only once in a decade but blocking one in entirely seems very very short sited - are you 100% certain that there is no access?
    Originally posted by kwikbreaks
    Yes. I'd bite the bullet and sort out access to the cistern now. you're bound to need access at some time.
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