Torbeck toilet repair

Hi, I was wondering if someone could help. My toilet flush valve is leaking (some older style Torbeck) and I was thinking of replacing the two rubber washers, which would hopefully solve the problem. I went to a couple of shops and searched online, but I am unable to find these exact washers (maybe too old). I would also be happy to buy an identical complete flush valve, but I could not find that either.

If I cannot find these, I need to buy a different brand valve, which would mean taking off the cistern and that's something I would want to avoid.

Thanks a lot.


  • grumbler
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    If it's the bigger  washer that is at fault, this can be fixed by adding some silicone sealant or silicone grease when fixing the valve.

    And I don't think you need  "an identical complete flush valve" to replace the old one.  I'm pretty sure there are many modern valves compatible with your cistern. Post a photo?
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  • BoyJohn811
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    Thanks grumbler for the reply. I have not tried the silicone sealant/grease, might give it a try. Yes, I am sure that most new valves would fit my cistern, it's just - if possible - I am trying to avoid taking off the cistern from the wall (very old with rusty screws and has been glued to the wall as well); that's why I was looking for something that the old valve can accommodate.
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