Toilet tank won't fill after water supply turned back on

Old 09-29-05, 05:13 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Toilet tank won't fill after water supply turned back on

Our water was turned off at the street earlier today. Now that it is back on, the upstairs toilet won't fill. All of the other plumbing in the house is working. This is a new house, and the internals of the tank in question look like the others in the house, meaning it doesn't look like something in this toilet is actually broken. And it was working until the water was turned off and then on again.

Possible wrinkle. My wife flushed the toilet in question while the water was off, not knowing that it was in fact turned off.

Could there be air in the water supply to this toilet? If so, how do I get it working again?

Thanks, all...


Last edited by texasdonr; 09-29-05 at 05:33 PM.
Old 09-29-05, 06:03 PM
majakdragon's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: N.E. Arkansas
Posts: 7,475
Upvotes: 0
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post
texasdonr, Welcome to the DIY Forums.
The problem is probably sediment in the supply valve or the fill valve. You can disconnect the supply tube that goes to the toilet tank (after shutting off the water) and disconnect the supply tube at the valve. Hold a rag over the valve and turn it off and on 2 or 3 times. This should clear any debris trhat would be in the line. If this does not work, I would replace the fill-valve with a Fluidmaster 400A fill-valve. About $6 at home centers. They have excellent instructions also. Good luck.
Old 09-29-05, 06:16 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a

Thanks, man. I'll try that. And thanks for the welcome, too...


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title: