Toilet cistern leak into the bowl

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  1. ax222s

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    Hi all

    Ive noticed a trickle from the cistern into the toilet bowl.

    The overflow is above the water level so its not that. What else could it be?

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    Perhaps I should try and adjust the white spindal top left of picture? (I presume the blue plastic piece to the right of it controls the water entering the cistern?).

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  2. terryplumb

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    If the water level isn't reaching the overflow spillover level ,then the float valve ( filling valve ) isn't the issue.
    It is the seal within the flush valve ,or the seal between the flush valve and the cistern. More likely the former.
     
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  4. Madrab

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    That's a torbeck variflush, 1/4 turn clockwise to release and the flush valve body will lift out. Check the seal and contact surfaces for dirt/grit. If still leaking when refitted then you can buy a new one and just refit as previous. Always make sure the seal and faces are nice and clean.
     
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    Thanks.
    So I should turn water off going into the cistern with spanner; flush the toilet; sponge out any water thats left; then do as you suggest?
     
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    Turn off water supply and flush WC.
    No need to sponge out ,then do as madrab advised.
     
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