Open Toto Power Gravity Fill Valve

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  1. mj-victoria

    mj-victoria New Member

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    Hi,

    My fill valve periodically chirps and refills the overflow tube. This happens particularly when another faucett is opened. The flapper has a good seal.

    Is there an easy way to open the top of the fill valve and see if it just needs cleaning?

    Thanks

    MJ
     
  2. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Yes the top unsnaps and lifts off. You can flush it out and clean it. The parts are also replacable.
     
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  4. Peanut9199

    Peanut9199 Customer Service Manager Plumbing Wholesale

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    Actually it depends on which fill valve you have if it is the one that has "Power Gravity" molded into the blue cap the yes you can but if it is the the one that has a white adjustment screw on the top then no you cannot.

    Sorry can't find the picture that has both of them on it.


    Maybe Terry can add on to this.
     
  5. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    If it's chirping its the older style valve.
     
  6. mj-victoria

    mj-victoria New Member

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    Thank you

    Many thanks for the posts.

    The version I have is the blue molded one without a screw top.

    I was just a bit concerned that pulling wrongly on the top will break it.

    MJ
     
  7. Peanut9199

    Peanut9199 Customer Service Manager Plumbing Wholesale

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    Yes the one with the screw top does not come apart you need to replace the whole fill valve.
     
  8. Redwood

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    But then the poster does not have the screw top fill valve...:cool:
     
  9. Peanut9199

    Peanut9199 Customer Service Manager Plumbing Wholesale

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    Yes i didn't read it propery.
    I seen with instead of without a screw top.
    opps
     
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