How to Fix Your Waterless Toilet

October 28, 2021

A telltale sign that there is something wrong with your toilet is if there is no water in its tank. If you notice that your toilet is missing water in the tank, there are several reasons why this may be occurring. Fortunately, the issue is simple to address as finding the source of the water deficiency can be pretty straightforward. Here are a few reasons as to why your toilet tank doesn’t have water in it and the steps on how to DIY your toilet repair. 

Reposition or Replace the Float Ball Inside Your Toilet Tank

Older toilets rely on a float ball to regulate the tank’s water level. The float ball can be found above the water in a toilet tank, where it helps prevent the water from rising above a certain level. Issues emerge when the float ball is too low, which means not enough water is entering the toilet tank. To address this issue, follow these simple steps: 

  • Lift the lid of your toilet tank 
  • Bend your float arm slightly upward
  • With the float arm lifted, reposition the float ball to a higher level 

If your float ball remains at a low position after doing this, you may need to consider replacing it with a newer model. 

Adjust Your Toilet’s Fill Valve

Instead of float balls, newer toilets tend to have a float cup with a fill valve that helps maintain the water level after flushing. When there is a problem with the amount of water in the toilet tank, it may be due to the fill valve and its positioning. Your fill valve can fall out of place and affect the water level. To fix its positioning, start by: 

  • Removing the lid to your toilet tank 
  • Find the adjustment screw, located along with the float cup
  • Twist it clockwise to increase the water level 

Test to see if this has been correctly adjusted by flushing your toilet and looking at how much water fills in your tank. The amount of water that goes into the toilet tank will determine the necessary adjustments to your fill valve.

Fix or Replace the Trip Assembly 

The trip assembly is a component of the toilet handle that can be found connected to the tank. When the trip assembly is mispositioned or blocked, the flushing process won’t correctly function as it should. If this happens, remove the lid or your toilet tank and take a look at your trip assembly. If it appears to be damaged beyond repair, you’ll need to replace it.   

If you’ve exhausted all of these options, it may be time to seek the assistance of an experienced plumbing service that specializes in toilet repair. When it comes to your plumbing needs, you can count on ProFlo to handle any toilet repair issue. You can trust ProFlo and our successful track record of working with Murrieta, Temecula, and Canyon Lake residents to provide excellent toilet repair and plumbing services that are the best in the industry. Our expert team of plumbers is eager to help address all of your residential and commercial plumbing needs. To experience just how stellar our plumbing services can be, call us today at (951) 694-1300 to schedule an appointment or to request a free estimate.

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