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Hello, so yesterday the flushing mechanism has broken in my toilet. I have been watching and reading countless guides yet I still cant figure out what the problem is. I will be re-doing the whole bathroom in a few months time so I'm not too keen on the idea of replacing the whole system as it will be done later on anyway, however for now there is no way for me to flush the toilet apart from pour a bucket of water in!

As far as I can tell I have a siphon type flush, and I've had a good look at the handle inside and it isn't broken or anything, the lever is still attached to it with the chain also attached. The issue seems to be the other end of the chain (more of a S hook) which isn't connected to anything right now, so the handle spins in place without doing anything.

I can see online its supposed to be attached to a flapper valve and looking at other siphon systems it attaches to a little post protruding from a tube. In mine all I see is a black grommet a cm or so inside this "tube" and nowhere to reattach the chain. There is no hole or anything for me to slide the S hook back into, but I have noticed a small white rubber washer floating around in the water, but no other missing bits or pieces anywhere inside. Really frustrating as I cant figure out where to attach the chain which seems to be the only problem.

Any help would be much appreciated!

This is similar to what my system looks like, as you can see the S hook is connected to something inside that "tube" but on mine I cant find anywhere for it to go back into.

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Hello, so yesterday the flushing mechanism has broken in my toilet. I have been watching and reading countless guides yet I still cant figure out what the problem is. I will be re-doing the whole bathroom in a few months time so I'm not too keen on the idea of replacing the whole system as it will be done later on anyway, however for now there is no way for me to flush the toilet apart from pour a bucket of water in!

As far as I can tell I have a siphon type flush, and I've had a good look at the handle inside and it isn't broken or anything, the lever is still attached to it with the chain also attached. The issue seems to be the other end of the chain (more of a S hook) which isn't connected to anything right now, so the handle spins in place without doing anything.

I can see online its supposed to be attached to a flapper valve and looking at other siphon systems it attaches to a little post protruding from a tube. In mine all I see is a black grommet a cm or so inside this "tube" and nowhere to reattach the chain. There is no hole or anything for me to slide the S hook back into, but I have noticed a small white rubber washer floating around in the water, but no other missing bits or pieces anywhere inside. Really frustrating as I cant figure out where to attach the chain which seems to be the only problem.

Any help would be much appreciated!

This is similar to what my system looks like, as you can see the S hook is connected to something inside that "tube" but on mine I cant find anywhere for it to go back into.

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In that case the plastic has snapped and it all needs replacing

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You can buy from screwfix one like this https://www.screwfix.com/p/opella-dual- ... 20mm/20824

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So if it cant be fixed as it is I'm thinking of just upgrading to a push button type from ebay, universal type.

Only problem I have is the cistern sits on top of wooden panels fixed against the wall that form a sort of box from the floor to just underneath the cistern itself, with the toilet itself in front of this " box". I can see the main pipe of the cistern at the bottom goes into this "box" and also the side fill pipe comes from inside here as well, so I'm assuming the shutoff for the water is inside that box somewhere? Will probably have to take this box thing apart, but aside from that will just follow a couple videos from youtube and hopefully get the flush working again.

Thanks for the help guys.


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Don't have push button one, after a while they don't seal too well and constantly let water past.

Apart from taking the "box" off you will also have to remove the cistern, ches (The site owner) did a great video on how to change a siphon just like yours.

It may also be that you can use a pair of long nose pliers and reach in and pull the "lever / rod" up on your existing siphon, then add a new hook (Mine snapped and I used a bent cut coat hanger)

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Pic of the inside of your cistern please. If you are lucky you may have the type where the main mechanism can be replaced without removing the cistern (Dudley 88 or similar)

Check for any manufacturers marks whilst your in there.

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