Why Is There No Water in My Toilet Tank? 

Did you just try to flush your toilet, and nothing changed? Peek within the tank, and you could see no water inside. Before you stress, relax knowing that repairing this issue is usually simple. If you can’t figure it out yourself, you can always schedule toilet repair with a knowledgeable 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 verify that the water is running. If you or someone in your household recently did a toilet repair, you most likely turned off the water first. Did you forget to turn it back on? To see, rotate the water shut-off valve on the wall to the rear of the toilet. If the valve was shut, water will now start refilling the tank. If this doesn’t work, turn on the water at your sink or a different plumbing fixture. If nothing comes out from the tap, you could possibly have a bigger water supply issue. Phone your water company to find out more. 

Reposition or Replace the Float Mechanism 

Older toilet brands use a float ball to measure the water level as it goes up in the tank. When the ball passes a specific height, the float arm it’s attached to stops the water flow. However, insufficient water could enter the tank if the ball is positioned improperly or the arm is broken. To adjust the float ball, start by removing the toilet tank lid. Bend the float arm up just a little bit to alter where it sits in the tank. If this does not fix the problem, you could need to replace the whole float mechanism. You should be able to complete this yourself by following the detailed steps that come with the replacement parts, or you can employ a plumber for help. Just understand that float balls are old toilet technology. You may appreciate improved durability and efficiency if you upgrade the existing tank components or replace the toilet altogether. 

Adjust the Fill Valve 

More recent toilets use a float cup in place of a float ball, coupled with a fill valve and water level rod. There could quite possibly be no water in the toilet tank because the valve has slipped out of place or become clogged. Here are recommendations to attempt: 

  • Adjust the fill valve: Have a look inside the toilet and identify the fill valve on top of a vertical tube device on the left side of the tank. Make sure it’s secure and evenly connected to the tube. Then, adjust the water level. More modern toilets have an adjustment knob you can turn manually, while older designs 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 crud might be clogging the valve and keeping your toilet from filling. Shut off the water behind the toilet and take away the fill cap. Then, slowly 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, wash the fill cap to remove hard water buildup. If the cap is cracked, swap it out. 
  • Clean the valve tube: The tube below the fill valve could also be clogged. Shut off the water and remove the valve hardware. Then, stick a slim bottle brush or wire down the tube. Turn the water back on a little to flush away the debris. Replace the valve hardware and flush the toilet to test your adjustments. 

Repair or Replace the Trip Assembly 

If you’ve followed the steps above without any luck, the final possibility is a faulty trip assembly. This component connects the flush handle to the tank. If it’s not working or positioned poorly, the flush cycle may not complete, leaving the tank bone dry. Remove the toilet tank lid and look at the trip assembly connected to the handle. If it’s out of place, reposition it. If the assembly is bent, worn or wrecked, replace it. Whether you complete the job yourself or leave it to a plumber, this easy repair should get your toilet tank filled with water once more. 

Schedule Toilet Repair Today 

You can’t go long without a reliable toilet, so phone [Company name] to schedule a toilet repair. We can figure out why your toilet isn’t filling and propose the appropriate fix. If your plumbing fixture is old and worn out, our team can install a high-efficiency toilet in your bathroom. Be assured that every plumbing repair and replacement we conduct is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. To schedule a visit from one of our licensed professionals, please call your community Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing office today.