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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:26 pm 
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can anyone help identify this syphon that I need to replace - I know that most will fit but it has a centre push (high/low flush) button that fits in the cistern lid rather than any corded link - forgot to get a pic of the switch button.
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1. Just to nit-pick, its not a syphon, its a flush valve.
2. They normally come out by pushing down slightly and rotating 15 to 30 degrees anti-clockwise (looking down on top).
3. Try removing it and seeing if there is a makers name. If so, try looking up on internet.
4. If no name, photograph from two or three angles, and send photos to someone like "Fix the Bog" or "Toiletspares.co.uk" or similar and see if they can match it. Probably useful to let them know the overall height and the diameter of the big rubber washer at the bottom.



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Many thanks andy48.
Being a 'jack of all trades' and 'master of none' I appreciate being corrected on it being a 'flush valve'.
I shall do as you advise to investigate the type.
Do they normally dismantle out from the cistern, as you say, without undoing the whole cistern - if so, that'll be marvellous !
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Numb nuts question...

Why does it need replacing, ? I can't see anything broken.

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thanks wine~o, gosh, good question to pull me up on and maybe I have jumped to a conclusion....
there appears to be a constant slow flow of water into the toilet bowl coming through the flush valve, albeit the level in the cistern fairly low (not overflowing) so I was assuming some sort of seal failure in the flush valve.
am I wrong ?


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ChippyJoe wrote:
thanks wine~o, gosh, good question to pull me up on and maybe I have jumped to a conclusion....
there appears to be a constant slow flow of water into the toilet bowl coming through the flush valve, albeit the level in the cistern fairly low (not overflowing) so I was assuming some sort of seal failure in the flush valve.
am I wrong ?



Nope you are right. Buuuutttt you don't need to replace anything

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You will probably need to unclip where the blue arrow points to access the inner gubbins ( there will be another one the other side) remove the outer part to access the inner..

Inner part where you can see Red arrow you can see a little lug (there will be one the other side) untwist. (you may have to push and twist normally anti clockwise)

The central tube will then come out (hopefully) and there will be a washer prolly about 2 1/2 inch diameter. It'll have crud all over.

Remove crud under hot water with your fingers. Reassemble.

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many many thanks again wine~o, that is marvellous help to sorting this and thank you for taking the time to illustrate.
...think I owe you a beer (or wine) for this !


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