Delay in Toilet Water Refill, After Flush

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by sweetchic, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. sweetchic

    sweetchic New Member

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    A few months ago this started happening. I've done internet searches, can't find that this happens to anyone else.

    It's a 1-year-old Toto toilet in a house. I flush the toilet, it always flushes great, and then silence. As much as a full minute later the tank and bowl refill with water.
    What is the problem?
    Thanks.
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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  3. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    One of mine did that for awhile, then started to operate normally. If you clean the screen, it may go away, or replace the cap assembly for about $3.00.
  4. sweetchic

    sweetchic New Member

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    what if I don't fix it?

    well, it's not inconvenient.
    Will it hurt if I just leave it alone?
  5. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    You could leave it, as long as it continues to fill at some point.

    The repair is less than $3 though, takes no tools, and takes less than a minute.
  6. SamC

    SamC Member

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    It won't hurt anything, but if it continues, it may eventually fail to fill to the line, which will adversely affect the flush. The same thing happened to my Drake after about a year. It has the Korky fill valve. I called Korky customer service about where to get a replacement cap. They gave me complete troubleshooting instructions and sent out a free new fill cap. Nice folks. I replaced the fill cap in about 10 minutes; problem solved.
  7. sweetchic

    sweetchic New Member

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    A grateful fan

    What a great forum!
    Thanks for the quick replies!
    I will check out Toto's customer service options....
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2007
  8. boctok

    boctok New Member

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    There is a small valve in the bottom of the cup where the float is. Debris can get caught in this valve and significantly slow the rate that the water drains from this cup, which keeps the float from dropping and opening the valve. You can check this by removing the top cap and the float. If you have just flushed the toilet and there is still water standing in this cup, the small valve is clogged. You can take a paper towel and soak up the water which usually will also take up the debris.
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