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Billibob

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Hi. Would be really grateful for some help with this. I am trying to replace the fill unit in my toilet and the only way I can see that this would be possible would be if I could remove the tank from the bowl. However I can't seem to access the bolts to remove the tank. It seems to me that the whole toilet will need to be removed first which I loath to do. Am I making some mistake here? What can I do?
 

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I’m guessing it’s a back to wall toilet if yes I’m sorry to say then yes toilet has to come out
 

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Perhaps you could post photos of the valve (inside the cistern and the connection outside) and say why it needs replacing, all is not yet lost.
 

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So I glued that long piece which stops the water coming out back together. I need to find a replacement washer and then maybe I can just repair the fill unit. Hopefully I haven't caused any leaked or damaged anything else in the meantime. Does that sort of make sense or should I be doing something else? Thanks again.l for your reply.
 

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I have a good experience in plumbing. In my home, I would run thru a checklist
1. Make ensure the shut-off valve is 100% open ( run it all the way off and all the way open )
2. take the supply line ( often flexible ) off before it gets to the toilet, grab a bucket, and flush this line - see if you are getting the ability to fill a gallon bucket quickly - your filling tank that is holding 1.6 gallons. Moreover, the last thing you have to hire a reliable plumber who finds out the root cause.
 

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