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Toilet fill valve
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Michele    Posted 07-14-2003 at 23:09:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i bought a fluidmaster fill valve for my toilet. Unfortunatley, it keeps the water from filling high enough in the tank that there's a good flush. I can't figure out how to change the water level. The hook to the lever ought to slide up and down the bar, but it doesn't.
Here's the link so you can see what it is.

KellyGa    Posted 07-15-2003 at 08:06:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Guess I should read he other posts before I post, duh! Sounds like what they suggest is what we did. Good Luck!

KellyGa    Posted 07-15-2003 at 08:04:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
I bought one of those not to long ago, and my husband installed it. If I rememberright, we had that problem too. WHen he gets home I will ask him what the deal was, and what we did.

Michele    Posted 07-15-2003 at 15:56:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks, people, for your recommendations. I will turn off the water to the toilet and play with the lower part of that tube first. The pinch clip is stuck because there are two brief flat sections on the wire, i guess so that it doesn't slip up and down at will.


Michele    Posted 07-15-2003 at 15:58:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I had a plumber put this in right after I bought the house and I didn't ask him for the paperwork (actuallyl, it was just a plastic bag).


TimV    Posted 07-15-2003 at 18:30:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Michele: As luck would have it, I saved the instructions from mine. It says "to adjust height of valve, remove it from toilet tank and twist threaded shank in or out of valve body (height adjusts from 9 to 14 inches). Do not move lock ring. When in the tank, the valve should be adjusted so that the critical level marked "CL" on the top area of the valve body is at least 1 inch above the top of the overflow pipe".
If I recall, it turns rather hard--you'll think you're going to twist it off, but you won't.
Hope this helps!

TimV    Posted 07-15-2003 at 07:12:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
The way to adjust it is to "unscrew" the bottom portion of the tube. If you look, you'll see large threads molded into the tube. Turning this portion will make the whole tube longer or shorter. The instructions that came with it should tell you the exact procedure.

Hunter n NOLa    Posted 07-15-2003 at 00:46:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
There are two points of adjustment on the fill falve. One is the metal spring clip on the slender metal rod that positions the float (the big black thing). Squeeze the clip together and it will allow the float to be moved up or down on the slender metal rod. The second point of adjustment is the nut that DeadCarp mentioned. Grasp the nut and pull snaps to unlock. Then move the whole assembly up or down to the height you desire and then push the nut back down until it clicks into place.

A note of caution...turn off the water before you snap the nut to the unlocked position because the water pressure will push the assembly upward and you could get the water in your face.

It is also possible to adjust the height by rotating the assembly and not unlocking the nut but you have to remove it from the tank first.

DeadCarp    Posted 07-14-2003 at 23:48:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Haven't used one of those for awhile, but it sure looks like the adjustment is built into the tube that holds everything. See that "nut" about 2/3 of the way down the tube? Looks like you should be able to loosen that, stretch the whole tube to the right height and re-tighten the nut. good luck :)

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