toliet cistern needs pumping several time before it flushes


Postby nillybum » Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:31 pm

my upstairs bathroom toliet needs to be pumped alot before it actually flushes and its getting worse and worse.... i have checked the handle and thats fine...

can someone suggest any ideas for a lady in destress..
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Postby stoneyboy » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:04 pm

nillybum,
Most likely cause is that the diaphragm has split in the siphon unit.
Some siphon units are designed to be serviceable without removing the cistern, unfortunately most are not. If the siphon is blue leave another post.
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Postby rosebery » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:39 pm

Sounds like it needs a new syhon.

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Postby Steve the gas » Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:07 am

Hi,

Sounds to me like you need a new syphon approx £7-£10, get a friend to fit ?

Hth
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Postby nillybum » Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:25 am

Hi all, many thanks for the posts, replying to Stoneyboy question , i do beleive the syphon is either blue or a dark grey at least? does that make a difference?
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Postby stoneyboy » Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:29 pm

nillybum,
Lift the lid of the cistern and have a look at the top of the siphon unit. If it has "Dudley Turbo 88" on the top of it you are in luck. Dudley have been wise enough to design the siphon so that it can be replaced without removing the cistern - pull out the yellow pin and the siphon assembly can be removed from the top. Either renew the flappy piece of plastic or fit a replacement siphon. Fingers crossed!
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