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Diaphragm or New Fill Valve?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by wanleg, 3 Jan 2021.

  1. wanleg

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    Hi,

    My concealed toilet cistern is filling very slowly.

    I can see water coming from the top of the fill valve (Torbeck Opella I think)...I’m pretty sure this is a bottom entry valve so that is not normal?

    Is the likely to be a diaphragm replacement or does it just need a new fill valve?

    Hoping not to have to remove pan to fix this issue but it’s looking inevitable for access.

    https://1drv.ms/v/s!ArVuuxd27XDb9g-kOF2rf_aMWwjx

    The above will hopefully show a video of the issue.

    Cheers
     

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  3. CBW

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    Likely to be a diaphragm, bottom entry/inlet is fine, so just replace the washer providing it has worked ok previously.
     
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  4. wanleg

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    Yep, filled fine until recently... looks fiddly but not impossible with pan in place
     
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    If that’s your video, then access shouldn’t be a problem. Pan in the way or not, unless you’re renewing the valve?
     
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  7. wanleg

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    The link is my video... just want to fix the slow fill issue, I’ll get a diaphragm and give it a go, cheers
     
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    When you mention the pan in the way, are you thinking the diaphragm is at the bottom?
     
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    No, I know the diaphragm is at the top...pan is only in the way if I want to replace whole valve which I’m hoping isn’t necessary and diaphragm replacement will fix problem.
     
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    The top front panel pops off from the front and the panel behind the toilet should slide up once the silicone is cut.

    Easy access to replace the float valve.

    Andy
     
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