Slow toilet fill

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  1. Feb 14, 2012 #1

    Daddytron

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    I have an old toilet that flushes like a trooper, however, just recently, the water just trickles through the valve, unless I force the plunger rod down until the point that the whole thing looks like it's gonna snap right off. It is equipped with a "Fluidmaster 200" which I'm sure is obsolete by now, but I really dont want to replace it if it's just a matter of the inlet being plugged. I just need to know if the "Plunger Valve" can be taken apart and cleaned until the other Bathroom reno is complete. I'll probably replace the valve then
     
  2. Feb 14, 2012 #2

    Daddytron

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    I just took it apart, by grabbing the shaft the plunger rides on and giving it a 1/4 turn counter-clockwise, it appears that the gasket at the bottom where the valve pin goes into the plunger is ok, so maybe there's an o-ring in the valve body that needs to be replaced?
     
  3. Feb 16, 2012 #3

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    What was I worried about? I went out and bought a Fluidmaster 400. (only $15) Installs in under 10 minutes, fills in half the time it used to
     
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  4. Feb 16, 2012 #4

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    Glad we could help, well maybe next time.
     

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