Why Is Flushing My Toilet So Noisy?
A noisy flush can be alarming, and it is a clear indicator that something is wrong with your toilet. There are many causes why this may occur: it may be a loose washer in the ballcock assembly, bad fill valves, calcium deposits inside pipes and leaky toilet valves or a faulty valve. This issue is prevalent among the first generation toilets with a metal ballcock-style fill valve. In many instances, a cleaning or replacement is needed to fix the problem.
If the noise is coming from the tank, open the cover and flush the toilet again. When you begin to hear the flushing noise, proceed to lift the float ball all the way to the top of the tank. If the noise ceases, then you can establish that the washer is the problem and needs to be replaced.
Vibrating noises detected in the wall when a toilet is flushed generally caused by the fill valve. Within a fill value is a diaphragm gasket. When it goes bad, the gasket loses elasticity and steadily hardens. To check for a bad fill valve, take away the tank lid and gently lift up the fill valve’s float arm. If this creates the noise to stop, the fill valve will have to be replaced. Also, a slowly leaking toilet fill valves can cause a whistling sound from a toilet when flushed. Adjust the fill valve until the whistling ceases. The leaking valve will most likely require replacement or repair.
Locate three (3) screws at the very top of the fill valve; should you see the screws, then your toilet is not sealed. Switch off the water and flush to empty the tank. Unscrew the three (3) screws from the fill valve’s top. Take out the armature, ball and the top of the flush valve from the tank. Take out the washer from the bottom of the valve; as soon as this is done, you can substitute it with a brand new washer. Arrange the toilet together and give your toilet a flush, so as to check if the sound is gone.
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