Push button cistern - water running into bowl constantly


Postby bakerboy1977 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:40 pm

I need a replacement siphon for my toilet cistern but no-one stocks these. I don't have a make or model. Can anyone tell me where to get one of these? (not the swiss army knife).
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Postby nitro23456 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:32 pm

are you sure you need a new one? If water is going to the bowl continuously it is overflowing and the float arm needs adjusting to achieve a lower level of water in the cistern.
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Postby bakerboy1977 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:40 pm

The water is running into the bowl after the flush has completed.... It never gets to an 'overflow level'. Here's a pic of it (The make of the toilet is LECICO but I can't find a supplier)...
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Postby richieplum » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:22 pm

The important question here is 'how long has the toilet been in'. If fitted and problem was immediately apparent, the chances are that the push-button rods have been cut too long, probably only by a millimetre or two. However, if the push-button uses the cable type release and is recently fitted the most likely reason for constant overflow is indeed that the float valve has been set incorrectly. This is easily corrected by simply turning the threaded rod attached to the float. The 'syphon' itself can't really go wrong unless you have snapped something off.
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Postby bakerboy1977 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:01 am

The toilet has been in for about 7 years (the previous owner of my house had it fitted). I think the fault is with the rubber washer onthe bottom of the float valve... it doesn't look too bad but it's the only thing that it can be. Any ideas where I can get parts for Lecico float valves??
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