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 Post subject: Cistern problems
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:26 pm 
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Hi folks.
This morning, the handle came loose on the flush, no problem, I tightened the plastic nut inside and it wouldn't lift the handle back up after flushing.
Ok, ease the nut off slightly, still wouldn't work.
I've disconnected the handle from the plunger thing that it lifts to flush and realised that that part is the problem.
Now and again, if I pull the plunger up manually out will return to where outta supposed to but 90 percent of the time it sticks open. It takes a fair amount of jiggling and force to get it to return.
Can anyone tell me what I need to do/strip out/buy etc....?
Easy job?
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 Post subject: Re: Cistern problems
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:58 pm 
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Picture would help.

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It's almost certainly the diaphragm in the siphon. It's a thin plastic sheet and they wear out after a few years. It's a bit of a pain to replace, as the entire siphon has to come out (unless you have a split siphon, which you won't have if it's a few years old) but it is DIY-able if you're okay with a bit of plumbing. I would be inclined to replace the entire siphon rather than just the diaphragm, because it's no harder to do and a new siphon is only about a fiver or so. Here's how to do it:-


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 Post subject: Re: Cistern problems
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Brilliant, cheers.
I'll just do the lot then.


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