How to Adjust a Toilet Float

What You'll Need
Towel or rag

On occasion, your toilet float may need to be adjusted. The purpose of a toilet flush is to adjust the volume of water released into the toilet tank when you flush your toilet. Knowing how to adjust this float is relatively easy and can be done by following the steps listed below.

Step 1 – Remove Tank Cover

Begin by removing your toilet tank cover. Identify the float inside your tank. It looks like a ball floating on the water in your toilet tank. Or, if you have a newer toilet model the float will appear as a plastic collar that is attached to a rod.

Step 2 – Adjust the Valve Screw

If your toilet is an older model, you will find that the arm that is fastened to the water valve is held in place with a screw. Loosen this screw to adjust the float to the correct position – higher or lower depending on the water level in your bowl.

Step 3 – Bend the Float Arm

If your toilet doesn’t have a screw, very carefully bend the arm downward to increase tank water volume, upward to decrease water volume. If you have a newer model, jut compress the spring clip on the float collar.