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halfwayupthehill Fri 28-Mar-14 00:24:07

Came home late to noise. Seems the toilet is running constantly, the cistern is empty and won't flush. I am on a water meter!. I think I need to lift the cistern lid and simply fiddle with the mechanism but I can't get the lid off because the chain (a dual button for big and small flush) is stopping me. Any ideas?

Lagoonablue Fri 28-Mar-14 06:47:29

You need Piglet John for this!

Google solutions though too. You may get an answer.

PigletJohn Fri 28-Mar-14 09:19:27

You need a new ball cock.

Sorry you have been lumbered with one of those cisterns with buttons on the top.

Look for a screw in the socket where the buttons are.

PigletJohn Fri 28-Mar-14 09:31:12

Try pushing down the big button and pulling out the little button, then pull out the big one, there may be a plastic screw underneath. In some cases the button socket unscrews.

Next time, I expect you will look for a less annoying cistern.

halfwayupthehill Sat 29-Mar-14 20:55:59

Ah... Thanks... In the end i stuck my fingers in a one cm crack and managed to reset it....but next time i will get something more practical. Thanks pj.

lessonsintightropes Sun 30-Mar-14 00:23:05

PigletJohn to the rescue again smile your advice is ace.

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