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Flushing mechanism cable too long for cistern?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by ax222s, 11 Jul 2021.

  1. ax222s


    22 Aug 2019
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    United Kingdom
    Hi all

    I have a slimline toilet with a push button flush.

    The other day I pushed the button to flush and the button stayed depressed. I took the cistern lid off and could see the plastic mechanism had come off and was in pieces. The mechanism looks very similar/identical to this:

    I managed to put the plastic parts back together and attached it to the push button. Before I put the cistern lid back on, I tested it and it works fine. However, when I put the cistern lid back on and press the button, the mechanism just falls apart again!

    I wonder if the cable is too long for the slimline cistern? Ive tried coiling the cable around the cistern, but the same thing happens. Its almost like there is too much slack in the cable/not enough room in the cistern.

    Its been fine for years, and yet now isnt. Odd!

    Has anyone else experienced similar? Ill take photos later to illustrate what Im trying to say.

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  3. just pumps

    just pumps

    24 May 2016
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    United Kingdom
    Cables stretch and plastics become hard and brittle over time - Nowt odd about that.
    If its busted then replace it.

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