Why Is There No Water in My Toilet Tank? 

Did you just try to flush your toilet, and nothing changed? Peek into the tank, and you might see no water inside. Before you worry, rest easy that repairing this challenge is usually easy to accomplish. If you can’t figure it out yourself, you can always schedule toilet repair with a knowledgeable plumber. Follow these recommendations 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 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 check, turn 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 does not work, turn on the water at your sink or another plumbing fixture. If nothing flows from the tap, you could possibly have a larger water supply issue. Phone your water company to learn 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 reaches a specific height, the float arm it’s joined to stops the water flow. However, insufficient water could enter the tank if the ball is positioned improperly or the arm is faulty. To move the float ball, start by removing the toilet tank cover. 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 do this yourself by following the instructions that come with the replacement parts, or you can hire a plumber for help. Just note that float balls are old toilet design. You may prefer improved reliability and efficiency if you upgrade the existing tank components or replace the toilet altogether.

Adjust the Fill Valve

Modern toilets use 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 blocked. Here are a few]] {tips to try:

    • Modify the fill valve: Glance inside the toilet and find the fill valve on top of a vertical tube device on the left side of the tank. Verify that it’s secure and evenly connected to the tube. Then, fine-tune the water level. Newer toilets have an adjustment knob you can turn by hand, while older designs may require you to loosen an adjustment screw with a flathead screwdriver. Flush the toilet and let 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 debris could be clogging the valve and stopping your toilet from filling. Shut off the water behind the toilet and remove the fill cap. Then, gradually turn the water back on, cupping your hand over the valve to block water from spraying everywhere. After several seconds, turn the water back off. Finally, clean off the fill cap to clear away hard water buildup. If the cap is damaged, replace it.
    • Clean the valve tube: The tube below the fill valve might 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 slightly to flush away the junk. Replace the valve hardware and flush the toilet to test your work.

Repair or Replace the Trip Assembly

If you’ve followed the steps above without any luck, the final possibility is a broken trip assembly. This component connects the flush handle to the tank. If it’s damaged or positioned poorly, the flush cycle may not complete, leaving the tank bone dry. Remove the toilet tank lid and check the trip assembly fastened to the handle. If it’s out of place, reposition it. If the assembly is bent, worn or wrecked, swap it with a new one. 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 call [Company name] to schedule a toilet repair. We can figure out why your toilet isn’t filling and suggest the right fix. If your plumbing fixture is outdated and worn out, our team can install a high-efficiency toilet in your home. Rest assured that every plumbing repair and replacement we complete is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. To schedule an evaluation from one of our licensed team members, please reach out to your neighborhood Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing office today.

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