Loud Noise in the Bathroom

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Old 10-29-03, 08:02 PM
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Unhappy Loud Noise in the Bathroom

All of a sudden, there was a loud vibrating/buzzing noise in our bathroom. We first thought it might be the fan, so I turned it off, but the noise didn't go away. It seemed to be coming from the toilet and shower area, but from behind the wall. It stopped gradually. We turned the water off going to the toilet and adjusted the floating ball in the toilet to stop the toilet from running.

The noise was really loud. Any ideas what it might be and what we can do?

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Kristy and Deanna
 
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Old 10-29-03, 08:06 PM
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It's the water valve in the toilet tank.
Get a Fluidmaster 400A float-cup type (about $5-$7 bucks), and follow the installation directions that come with it. Easy.
Good luck!
 
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Old 10-30-03, 08:21 AM
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Loud Noise in the Bathroom

I have the same problem!
It's affirming to know I'm not alone!

When my wife is in the bathroom there is intermittant exploding noises. Hard to pinpoint since it is sporadic, but it seems to be coming from the toilet area.
The noise can be really loud. I've checked everything I can think of. She is not cooperating with my troubleshooting efforts. Any ideas?
 
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Old 10-30-03, 09:11 AM
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guess i shouldn't complain

I have a singing toilet. I thought it was a bother, but thank goodness it doesn't make a loud noise. Just sounds like a quiet slow two tone doorbell ringing at times. I understand that its from the toilet not being perfectly level and causing the porcelain to vibrate, but I can't seem to accomplish the perfect level.

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Old 10-30-03, 09:24 AM
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Those toilet tank water inlet valves come in all sorts of brands and configurations, and can make all sorts of weird noises when parts start wearing out.
Replace it and it should solve your problems.
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Old 10-30-03, 09:42 AM
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It did that from the day we bought it. Do you think that changing out the 'innards' would solve it. It isn't too annoying, in fact I can put a piece of thin hard plastic between the tank lid and the tank and it stops the noise.

I didn't give but $100 for the tank so it may have come with super cheap parts.

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Old 10-30-03, 10:13 PM
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Yep.
If it makes weird noises like that, it is most very likely the tank valve, new or old.
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Old 10-31-03, 05:10 AM
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This makes me feel better. I thought maybe that I was seeing "unlevel" or something!

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