Toilet noise

after flushing, pipes make chugging noise when filling the tank, why ?

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  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Jan 05, 2018
    Maybe air in water line

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    • Phyllis Broussard Phyllis Broussard on Jan 06, 2018
      Turn off water source to house. Open all valves, faucets and flush all toilets. Shower/ tub faucets combinations open halfway to allow both to be open at the same time. Slowly turn water source back on and let water flow through all the valves for about a minute. All air should escape.

  • William William on Jan 05, 2018
    Air in the waterline. HA HA, a good one.

    Do you have some slack in your chain? Does the chain pull the flapper at an angle as the flapper closes? The chain needs to have some slack so the flapper falls and seals when the tank empties.

    More likely the flapper is leaking, the tank level drops and the fill valve will start refilling the tank.

    If that is the case, the water level will be lower than the overflow tube, and you will see water entering the bowl. A little food dye may help here. Put some dye in the tank. Go back about 10 to 15 min. later and see if it seeped into the tank. If it did replace the flapper.

    Also, make sure the shutoff at the wall is opened all the way.
    Sometimes it's closed down some, and a loose washer on the shutoff is vibrating.

    If the water is overfilling the overflow tube, then the fill valve is not shutting off. Replace the fill valve