Toilet float doesn't sink!

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by veloria, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. veloria

    veloria New Member

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    About a month ago, I replaced the entire insides of my toilet because it kept giving me problems. Since, then it doesn't always refill completely. I was looking at it today and I realized that the float (not a float ball, but one that is attached to the body of the valve) is not sinking. I can push it down and it will work, but it gets stuck up again the next time around. Any suggestions on how to get this float looser?

    Thanks! :)
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    It sounds like you are talking about a Fluidmaster 400A; check to see if it is turned so it rubs on the side of the tank.
  3. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    Are you talking about the fill valve or the flapper. The flapper is what goes up when you push the handle, then it goes down.
  4. plumber1

    plumber1 Plumber

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    float?

    I think hes talking about the ballcock.
  5. If it's a float-cup type refill assembly like a Fluidmaster 400A, you need to hold the float cup under water at first to get it to work properly.
    Mike
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    400a

    That has not had to be done since the original 400's which had the open cup.
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