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Old 11-28-2016, 06:34 PM   #11
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Grey/white pasty stuff

The lack of water to flush the toilet is caused by the deteriorating anode rod in the water heater. This grey/white pasty stuff gets caught in the small flush valve after it gets into the cold water line at the heater.
I did two mods to alleviate any future occurrence. I wrapped the new anode rod with a womens "knee-hi" nylon sock, trimmed in length and pulled tight over it and secured with a small piece of stainless steel wire immediately behind the threaded head. This should contain the sediment from the rod as it corrodes (its purpose). In case it doesn't, number two was to add a small water filter cartridge between the water line and the entry to the flush valve. Rate of water flow at the toilet is far less than some other faucets so the small filter does not seriously restrict flow.
All other faucets have larger openings that can be easily cleaned out at their ends. No clogs will occur in the actual valves.
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Old 11-28-2016, 07:51 PM   #12
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Had this same problem one time. When I remove the water line from the toilet flush valve, found sediment had clogged the filter screen. It was a pain in the butt to clean because of the position of the toilet. The sentiment look like it was from the anode rod. Once this was clean I had no further issues.
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Old 11-28-2016, 07:57 PM   #13
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Best way to fix a broken toilet ,buy a new flush valve . Before i installed it and after I spent the money the toilet started working fine again.
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Old 11-29-2016, 12:20 PM   #14
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The lack of water to flush the toilet is caused by the deteriorating anode rod in the water heater. This grey/white pasty stuff gets caught in the small flush valve after it gets into the cold water line at the heater.
I did two mods to alleviate any future occurrence. I wrapped the new anode rod with a womens "knee-hi" nylon sock, trimmed in length and pulled tight over it and secured with a small piece of stainless steel wire immediately behind the threaded head. This should contain the sediment from the rod as it corrodes (its purpose). In case it doesn't, number two was to add a small water filter cartridge between the water line and the entry to the flush valve. Rate of water flow at the toilet is far less than some other faucets so the small filter does not seriously restrict flow.
All other faucets have larger openings that can be easily cleaned out at their ends. No clogs will occur in the actual valves.
Great idea, going to do that myself.
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