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Experience:  20 years of plumbing experience, including high end homes and service work.
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Just replaced tank flush valve because new flappers would keep

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just replaced tank flush valve because new flappers would keep sticking open. now the new flapper does not stick but the new flush valve does not seem to allow enough water into the bowl so no complete flush. bowl will flush from a bucket of water poured in. Adjusted the tank water level up but no flush.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: when flushing air bubbles come back in the tank. water does not seem to be flowing fast enough. flush valve is fluidmaster 507akr
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Mike R. replied 1 year ago.
Hi my name is ***** ***** I have been in the plumbing field for 20 years. I will be glad to help you today. If you hold the handle down, do you get a full flush then? Is the tank filling to the water line marked on the inside of the tank?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i changed the water height a few times and nothing worked. i had left it alone for an hour and came back and it is now flushing just fine, multiple times. it is as if there was an air-pocket that eventually worked its way out.
Expert:  Mike R. replied 1 year ago.
There was likely a piece of sediment stuck in the diaphragm of the fill valve. It does happen from time to time after the water has been turned off. I was going to have you flush it but very good that it is working now. Let me know if I can help. Mike
Expert:  Mike R. replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Mike R. replied 1 year ago.
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