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 Squealing noise from tank
Author: jptype (MA)

This has been happening off and on for a few months. Sometimes it will do it, sometimes not. Now it's all the time. When I flush the toilet, there is a loud squealing noise in the tank mechanism. Almost as loud as a smoke alarm. I can't tell where it's coming from. It doesn't squeal right way, but starts about 1/4 of the way through the flush and doesn't end til the flushing stops.

Joan

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 Re: Squealing noise from tank
Author: LemonPlumber (FL)

Take the top off the toilet tank .watch the water.See the vibration in the water as the noise starts?Vb failure in the fill valve.if it has a flow rate adjustment screw you could turn it clock wise to reduce the flow rate until you get a Fluid master 400 or a oem replacement for the fill valve/ball cock.

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 Re: Squealing noise from tank
Author: dlh (TX)

replace/repair your fill valve

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 Re: Squealing noise from tank
Author: allied_plumbing (VA)

Replace your fill valve and also check your Water pressure on an outside hose bib. Older fill valves will make a loud piercing noise. When that is happening it is releasing excess pressure. The pressure in your home should not be more than 80 PSI.

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Dominick
Allied Plumbing and Construction Company
(804) 715-7155
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 Re: Squealing noise from tank
Author: jptype (MA)

Thanks to everyone who posted a solution to my squeeling toilet tank. But I'm a GIRL, and I have no idea what a fill valve is, or VB failure, or a flow rate adjustment screw (or where to find it). I live in a condo, so checking on the water pressure into the building probably won't work.

Can you guys come back and explain what these things look like. I have no trouble fixing it, just don't know what I'm fixing.

Joan

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 Re: Squealing noise from tank
Author: LemonPlumber (FL)

Joan. Post a picture,or give us the number stamped into the back of the toilets tank,inside under the tank cover.I see this mostly with the fill valve that is called a ballcock.it will be in the rear left corner of the toilets tank.a plastic or brass tube that has a thin brass rod with a float ball extending out toward the right.this sites sponsor has a product search box.enter ball cock ,then the four group down,clickon/ toilet fill valves \.scroll down and you will find a picture of what you have .I hope.

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 Re: Squealing noise from tank
Author: jptype (MA)

Thanks for your help, "Lemon."

I went to the sponsor's site, and the fill valve I have is the last one on that page, Fluidmaster. The toilet number is 209, although there looks like there's another mark after the 9, but I can't make it out. The date on the toilet is Aug. 15, 1983. The toilet manufacturer is Eljer.

So, where do I go from here.

Joan

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 Re: Squealing noise from tank
Author: dlh (TX)

replace the fill valve as mentioned in the first reply

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 Re: Squealing noise from tank
Author: LemonPlumber (FL)

I would make sure the shut off valve is turned on fully first.normally do not see the type problem you describe being created by a fluid master.so that makes me think it is before the valve.If the shut off valve is only partly opened sometimes the washer on the valve will make this type noise.

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