How To Fix A Leaky Toilet Water Supply Valve
A leaky toilet water supply valve does not have to mean replacing the entire unit - although that may be a possibility. So, let's go through some tips that may help you to fix this problem.
- If you notice a leak coming from the stem where the handle is located you can try tightening the packing nut with an adjustable wrench. This is the nut located right behind the handle.
Turning the packing nut clockwise will tighten it.
- If you still notice a leak then you will have to investigate further by taking apart the water supply valve to clean or replace the washers
- Shut off the main water supply to the toilet
- Place a bucket and towels under the water supply valve
- Remove the screw from the handle of the valve
- Remove the packing nut
- Remove the threaded valve system
- NOTE: We recommend you take photos of each step so that you can remember how to put it all back together again
- Clean the washers with a clean rag or if they are severely damaged then replace them entirely
- Reassemble everything back
- Make sure that all components are tightly replaced.
- Turn your main water supply back on
- If you still notice a leak - then we recommend that you contact a professional plumber to assess and fix the problem.
If you have any questions about leaky pipes or are having some problems with it, call Atlantis Plumbing today at 770-443-8229. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.