How Does a Toilet Tank Work?
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How Does a Toilet Tank Work?
Apr 02, 2022

How Does a Toilet Tank Work?

If you’re wondering how the toilet tank works, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we will explain how a toilet tank works.

In order to understand how a toilet tank works, you’ll first need to understand its anatomy. So let’s look at the various components of a toilet tank.

  • Rubber Flapper: This is a rubber seal in the bottom of a toilet tank that creates a tight seal around the flush tube to prevent water from flowing down into the bowl. Also known as the flush valve seal, the rubber flapper opens up when you press the handle lever, allowing water to exit the tank to create the flushing action.
  • Fill Valve: Also known as a ballcock, the fill valve is the part of the toilet that refills the tank after every flush. It’s essentially a tube that is connected to the water supply from underneath the tank.
  • Filler Float: As the name implies, a filler float sits on top of the water and moves up and down in the toilet tank to control the opening and closing of the fill valve. When you flush the toilet and the water level in the toilet tank goes down, the filler float also goes down, pulling down on the lever, and the water begins to flow into the tank.
  • Flush Lever and Chain: A flush lever and chain are attached to the inside of the handle arm. When the handle arm is pressed, it lifts the lever which pulls on the chain, which also lifts the rubber flapper, allowing water to rush out of the toilet tank and into the bowl.
  • Overflow Tube: This component moves water into the bowl in case the water in the toilet tank gets too high in order to prevent overflowing.

When you press the handle arm, the flush lever is activated, and it pulls on the flapper chain which also opens the flapper valve to allow water to exit the tank and flow into the bowl, thereby creating the flushing action. When the water in the toilet tank goes down, the filler float also lowers, thereby pulling down on the lever that turns the fill valve on. The fill valve allows fresh water to flow into the tank, and once the water rises to the set level, the fill valve turns off the water, and the tank stops filling.

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