How to Replace a Toilet Valve

Written by: Milan Rosan

Replacing a leaky or screaming toilet valve may seem a little intimidating, but reality is, it’s a DIY job anyone can do. Using just a few basic tools, you’ll have your toilet running normally in no time.

Tools / Materials:

- New Universal Valve

- Pliers

- Bucket

- Screwdriver

Products:

Shop Pliers and Shop Screwdrivers

Step by Step Instructions

How to Replace a Toilet Valve: Step 1

Step 1:

Turn off the water supply.

How to Replace a Toilet Valve: Step 2

Step 2:

Drain water from the tank by holding down the toilet lever.

How to Replace a Toilet Valve: Step 3

Step 3:

Using the pliers, remove the water supply line. Place the bucket beneath the water supply line to catch any excess water that drips out.

How to Replace a Toilet Valve: Step 4

Step 4:

Remove the valve nut that holds the valve in place.

How to Replace a Toilet Valve: Step 5

Step 5:

Remove the old valve.

How to Replace a Toilet Valve: Step 6

Step 6:

Assemble the new universal valve. Make any necessary adjustments to the new valve.

How to Replace a Toilet Valve: Step 7

Step 7:

Install new valve and attach it with the new nut.

How to Replace a Toilet Valve: Step 8

Step 8:

Reconnect the water supply line. Then connect the fill hose.

How to Replace a Toilet Valve: Step 9

Step 9:

Turn the water supply back on.

How to Replace a Toilet Valve: Step 10

Step 10:

If necessary, fine-tune the water level by adjusting the flow with your screwdriver.

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