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How are toilet floats adjusted?

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To adjust a toilet float, uncover the toilet tank and locate the toilet float, then rotate the screw on the toilet valve clockwise or counterclockwise to appropriately position the ball. Replace the toilet cover, and flush the toilet to test the float. You need a screwdriver to complete this task.

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  1. Remove the tank cover and examine the toilet ball

    Remove the tank cover from the toilet tank to access the float, also known as the water fill regulating device. Take care not to break the cover if it is ceramic. Check the position of the ball to see if it is high or low.

  2. Adjust the toilet ball

    To adjust the toilet ball, locate the point where the ball rod joins the toilet valve, and use a screwdriver to turn the toilet valve screw clockwise to lower the ball. Turn the valve screw counterclockwise to raise the ball.

  3. Replace the tank cover and test the float

    Carefully put back the tank cover, checking to ensure it fits securely, and then flush the toilet to test the adjusted float. If the float fails to operate normally, check it for any defects, and repeat the process as required. If the ball no longer floats, it is defective and needs to be replaced.

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