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  1. The Bedwetter

    The Bedwetter Member

    Hi guys

    Would anybody be able to enlighten me as to how I can remove this fill-valve from the mini-cistern? It is a front loader type which I have not come across before.

    The first photo shows the item properly in place in the cistern. The second photo shows it lifted vertically off of its mounting but I need to fully disconnect.
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    Thanks greatly for any help.
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    You need to remove the braided hose (isolate the water first)

    And remove the white nut and should be able to pop the fill valve out
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  3. moonlight

    moonlight Plumber GSR

    Are the instructions on the first picture?
  4. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR

    There will be a plastic clip somewhere and it should slide out , if you can find it .
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  5. JCplumb

    JCplumb Plumber

    That's probably a Gerebit (Geberit?) cistern, have a google they have loads of instructional videos.
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  6. The Bedwetter

    The Bedwetter Member

    The water can be isolated from a valve at the other end of the hose. Thanks for the tip.

    moonlight: No, they are the instructions for removing the flush valve.

    townfanjon: In addition to removing the white nut or instead?

    No, it is not a Gerebit, though I agree it looks similar. It is called a Sanitair but what is confusing is that these cisterns usually have a fill-valve called a
    Sanit 510 (I have one as a replacement) whereas this one is fitted with something rather different.
  7. moonlight

    moonlight Plumber GSR

    Can you take the flush valve out to give you more room?
  8. The Bedwetter

    The Bedwetter Member

    Yes, it is actually quite easy to remove.
  9. moonlight

    moonlight Plumber GSR

    So is it still difficult to take the fill valve out? Looks like you will have to disconnect and remove.
  10. The Bedwetter

    The Bedwetter Member

    Do you mean disconnect at the other end of the hose? I'll give it a go, at least the whole contraption can be removed from the cistern and inspected more closely.
  11. plumberpete

    plumberpete GSR

    maybe the fill valve you have is a upgraded version that will still fit.loosen the braided hose off take out the old fill valve transfer the sliding bracket over to the new one tighten braided hose on and slide in to mounting.
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