How to Clean the Toilet Water Control Valve of Debris | American Standard

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If you notice that your toilet fill valve shuts off, but continues to leak slowly, you may need to clean the toilet water control. By following a few simple steps, you can easily rinse away debris from your fill valve.
Use this guide and video to help clear your water control/fill valve of debris, as it may resolve the leaking. 

STEP 1:
Begin by turning off the water supply. Make sure the water supply is off.

STEP 2: Remove the valve top by lifting the arm, then rotating the top and arm, pressing down slightly on the cap.

STEP 3: While holding a container (we suggest a paper cup) over the uncapped valve to prevent splashing, turn the water supply on and off a few times – then leave it off. 

STEP 4: Replace the top by engaging the lugs and rotating 1/8 turn clockwise – make certain the tip is turned to the locked position.

Congratulations! Your water control valve should be clear of debris.