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 Toilet making chugging noise after flushing
Author: allygal4 (OR)

Hi all! Thanks for helping me with my shower handle replacements a couple months ago, I have a new problem.

When flushing our only toilet, everything is normal until after the bowl is refilled and it is still filling the tank, it makes a chugging kind of noise, or it's the whoosh of the water in the lines noise, but staccato like, intermitent (however you spell it). It all seems to be working fine and doesn't always make this noise. It has been cold here, could that cause it? Do I ignore it until something happens? Or is it telling me something really bad is going to happen?

Thanks

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 Re: Toilet making chugging noise after flushing
Author: redwood (CT)

Maybe the fill valve... I had one start sounding like a foghorn in the middle of the night... It made my daughters beagle start howling! Often to a bad stop valve for a toilet or sink makes a sound like a jackhammer this is almost always caused by a loose washer in the stop valve.

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 Re: Toilet making chugging noise after flushing
Author: jerco (MD)

Just a guess but it sounds like you are hearing the noise made when the float ball (w/ rod) is bouncing on/in the water just between on and off at the end of the fill cycle. It usually means the ballcock is near the end of its life. It can be repaired but why repair it when a new Fluidmaster Ballcock (Fill Valve) cost just a few bucks.

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