Why Is There No Water in My Toilet Tank? 

Did you just try to flush your toilet, and nothing changed? Glance into the tank, and you might see no water inside. Before you worry, relax knowing that fixing this problem is usually straightforward. If you can’t complete this yourself, you can always arrange toilet repair with an Expert plumber. Follow these guidelines to diagnose and repair the problem of no water in the toilet tank. 

Check the Water Supply 

The first move is to ensure that the water is running. If you or someone in your household recently performed a toilet repair, you probably turned off the water first. Did you neglect to turn it back on? To check, rotate the water shut-off valve on the wall behind the toilet. If the valve was closed, water ought to now start refilling the tank. If this fails to work, check the water at your sink or a different plumbing fixture. If nothing spills out from the tap, you could have a larger water supply issue. Contact your water company to find out more. 

Reposition or Replace the Float Mechanism 

Older toilet brands use a float ball to gauge the water level as it increases in the tank. When the ball hits a certain height, the float arm it’s attached to stops the water flow. However, insufficient water could 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 may need to replace the entire float mechanism. You should be able to complete this yourself by following the detailed steps that come with the replacement parts, or you can work with a plumber for help. Just note that float balls are old toilet technology. You may appreciate improved reliability and efficiency if you upgrade the existing tank components or replace the toilet completely. 

Adjust the Fill Valve 

Modern toilets operate with a float cup rather than 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 techniques to attempt: 

  • 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, change the water level. Current models of toilets have an adjustment knob you can turn by hand, while older versions may require you to loosen an adjustment screw with a flathead screwdriver. Flush the toilet and let the tank refill to verify 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 gunk may be covering the valve and preventing your toilet from filling. Turn off the water behind the toilet and take off the fill cap. Then, steadily turn the water back on, cupping your hand over the valve to block water from spraying all over. After several seconds, turn the water back off. Finally, clean off the fill cap to remove hard water buildup. If the cap is damaged, replace it. 
  • Clean the valve tube: The tube below the fill valve may also be clogged. 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 just a little to flush away the junk. Replace the valve hardware and flush the toilet to assess your adjustments. 

Repair or Replace the Trip Assembly 

If you’ve attempted the steps above without any luck, the last possibility is a damaged trip assembly. This element connects the flush handle to the tank. If it’s damaged or positioned inadequately, the flush cycle may not complete, leaving the tank void. Remove the toilet tank lid and look at the trip assembly fastened to the handle. If it’s out of place, reposition it. If the assembly is crooked, worn or wrecked, replace it. Whether you perform the job yourself or leave it to a plumber, this simple repair should get your toilet tank filled with water again. 

Schedule Toilet Repair Today 

You can’t go long without a functional toilet, so reach out to [Company name] to schedule a toilet repair. We can diagnose why your toilet isn’t filling and propose the correct fix. If your plumbing fixture is old and worn out, our team can easily install a high-efficiency toilet in your home. Rest easy that every plumbing repair and replacement we conduct is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. To schedule an evaluation from one of our licensed professionals, please contact your neighborhood Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing office today. 

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