trouble changing the washer on a faulty toilet cistern valve

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I’m having trouble changing the washer on a faulty toilet cistern valve.

Whenever I’ve changed washers in the past it’s always been a simple case of unscrewing the top section and then changing washers – but this one has me beaten for the moment.

The top section is either VERY tight or isn’t designed to unscrew. I thought it may clip in but having put a small screwdriver down the side that doesn’t seem to be the way forward either.

Any ideas from anyone?

Peter
 
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The problem with these foreign made float valves is when you do finally find the washer inside where do you find a replacement?
If I was faced with this job I would just replace the whole valve with a Torbeck or Fluidmaster or Armitage Shanks unit. Less than a tenner. Far less messing about.
 
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Once you've got it to the stage in pic 3 then it just needs the top part to be turned a couple of mm anti clock if I remember right, but don't hold me to that one. I worked on one of these last week & I ended up changing the whole lot as it was easier.
 
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Once you've got it to the stage in pic 3 then it just needs the top part to be turned a couple of mm anti clock if I remember right, but don't hold me to that one. I worked on one of these last week & I ended up changing the whole lot as it was easier.
Was it VERY tight to turn?
 
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