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any plumbing experts around please?

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happyjack12 Wed 13-Jun-18 12:37:50

toilet tank is filling, but when I try and flush its like the water isn't being drawn through properly, If I pump the handle it works eventually...any ideas? could I mend this myself ?

thanks in advance

SuperLoudPoppingAction Wed 13-Jun-18 15:45:44

Is it an old fashioned mechanism or a sort of one piece plastic unit inside?

happyjack12 Wed 13-Jun-18 16:04:49

its a ball cock system...

SuperLoudPoppingAction Wed 13-Jun-18 16:06:52

Like a beach ball shape big round ball inside?
I think you can fix that yourself

SuperLoudPoppingAction Wed 13-Jun-18 16:08:06

m.wikihow.com/Fix-a-Flapper-on-a-Toilet

happyjack12 Wed 13-Jun-18 16:37:49

thank you!will give it a try smile

singleWhiteMale Wed 13-Jun-18 23:23:35

My guess would be that the flush valve diaphragm has disintegrated. It's cheap enough to get a replacement, www.diy.com/departments/siphon-diaphragm-washer/178327_BQ.prd, or even to make one as it's just a bit of plastic sheet. It's entirely possible to DIY but unless you are lucky and the syphon opens up for servicing, you'll have to remove the syphon from the cistern to either fix it or replace it.

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