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jmc0319 09-19-2012 01:54 PM

Toilet tank valve

One of my toilets was taking a very long time to fill. I replaced the water fill valve. Now I seem to have a new issue. Every once in awhile it sounds like the water valve is actually releasing pressure inside the tank. It hisses for a few seconds. Could the water valve be bad? Any other ideas?


CallMeVilla 09-19-2012 02:01 PM

The valve is called the "angle stop" and they do go bad after a few years, requiring you to replace them. Check to see that you opened it all the way and THEN back off the handle about 1/8 turn. Never lock it in the full ON position . . . this allows movement in the future.

Your "hissing" sound is due to a small leak inside the toilet itself which requires an infrequent re-filling. Usually it is an old flapper which costs <$10 to buy. Just replace it and the tank will be sealed again for a long time!

Good luck with your repair. ;)

jmc0319 09-19-2012 02:10 PM

Thanks Villa

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