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Joined: 27 Apr 2006, 20:43
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I turned my water off during the winter and drained the system. Now one of my toilet makes a whining noise when it is flushed. It is really loud and makes the toilet almost unuseable. Can anybody suggest a reason and cure?

09 Apr 2010, 09:01

Joined: 08 Dec 2006, 10:29
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Is it during the flushing itself (could be the seals somewhere have dried out and cracked) or is it when the tank is refilling?

09 Apr 2010, 09:29

Joined: 05 Oct 2006, 17:47
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If it lasts as long as the time it takes to refill the cistern then it will be either the isolating valve or the float valve within the cistern. Water passing through a small orifice at high pressure will make a copper feed pipe 'sing'. It may be a bit of grit wedged in the valve or it might need a new washer. The problem may be cured by adjusting the adjacent stop valve, opening or closing it a bit.
If this does not cure the problem, turn the supply off, dissemble the float valve in the cistern and wash componant parts under a running tap. Examine the washer and if defective replace with one from your nearest Brico. Re-assemble and turn on the water back on adjusting until the minimum sound is achieved.

09 Apr 2010, 09:41

Joined: 04 Nov 2009, 14:13
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I suspect that during the winter a Premier League football club manager crept in for mid-season hibernation. Your turning on the water supply has awoken him - but don't worry the season will end in a few weeks and he will move to his summer resort.


09 Apr 2010, 09:50
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Joined: 25 Feb 2007, 16:09
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Location: Bognor&Bucquoy 62
if u have got an isolater valve simply restrict the flow and see if thats any better?

09 Apr 2010, 10:32

Joined: 27 Apr 2006, 20:43
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Thank you everybody for your advice. I shall have a go at trying to look at it and trying out the suggestions. Your help is much appreciated.

12 Apr 2010, 09:21
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