Strange toilet with no float keeps running

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Old 08-15-15, 03:12 PM
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Unhappy Strange toilet with no float keeps running

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One of our bathrooms has a toilet that often needs adjustment as it runs and overflows constantly. I've no idea how this particularly cistern works (I'm from the UK originally) and it has no visible float. I can usually get it to stop running after much fiddling with the sprung-screw.

Can somebody help me understand what this thing is, how it works and how I can stop it being so volatile and needing constant adjustment (see pictures)? Is this usual for these types of cisterns or might this need replacing?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 08-15-15, 03:58 PM
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I'm from the UK originally
Knew that when you called it a cistern.

It works by metering the flow. If it keeps needing adjustment I'd just replace it. Maybe use a different type. Even put in an old fashioned ballcock if that suits you. There are many types of toilet tank fill valves. Many under $15.

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It looks like the white piece at the bottom adjusts by turning it. However, I don't think that's your problem. Why isn't the black hose inside the overflow tube?
 
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Old 08-15-15, 04:07 PM
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Why isn't the black hose inside the overflow tube?
Yes, good catch, Pulpo. Molmorg put it inside the over flow tube and see if that fixes it.
 

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