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    hi there need a plumbers help, recently knowticed my button on the toilet was getting stiff and doesn't flush properly, cab anyone help with this, and possible know a part i can buy, thanks again.

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    You're in the wrong category. You need to go under "ask" as this is not a deal

    I reckon the button isn't pushing down on the right bit inside the cistern. Take the lid off and ensure its not the button itself, push the plastic flush buttons under the lid to see if it's them

    get the whole system from screwfix and replace it all around <£15

    this is going get boiling hot

    SuperEd

    Moved to ASK, thanks

    This is a common problem with push flush cistern. I have had mine replaced twice now. You can't just replace the button, you have to replace the whole flush mechanism. We had plumbing cover with British Gas so they replaced it, otherwise you need a plumber unless you can do plumbing.

    Original Poster

    evilcod 2009

    this is going get boiling hot



    ​took it off and it seems to push down properly but when the cable thing is connected it just seems to be really hard to push down, there is 3 'clip' things that hold it in and 1 of them are broke, would i be best getting a whole new flush thing

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    post a picture with the cistern lid off......

    But while I am waiting I will enjoy the comments...

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    mutley1

    This is a common problem with push flush cistern. I have had mine … This is a common problem with push flush cistern. I have had mine replaced twice now. You can't just replace the button, you have to replace the whole flush mechanism.



    No you dont

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    andrewmclachlan1

    ​took it off and it seems to push down properly but when the cable thing i … ​took it off and it seems to push down properly but when the cable thing is connected it just seems to be really hard to push down, there is 3 'clip' things that hold it in and 1 of them are broke, would i be best getting a whole new flush thing



    He was taking the mick because you posted in the wrong section. But now the mods have moved it to the right place.

    Original Poster

    cant see how to post a picture, just says image url lol

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    andrewmclachlan1

    cant see how to post a picture, just says image url lol



    well if you could manage it I can tell you whats wrong in no time at all.

    last time I shared pics on here I had to upload to dropbox

    Original Poster

    ill do that cheers

    andrewmclachlan1

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    Top right of the message window 8 icons Bold, Italics, Underline, Quotes, Smileys, Picture << click this and paste the link address of the image location... provided you've uploaded said image to a photo storage site like Imgur
    Edited by: "philphil61" 3rd Sep 2016

    Button replacement depends on where you got your cistern from. My mum had issues with her B&Q cistern as it used none standard parts and I think she just got fed up with the hassle and bought a cistern from screwfix in the end.

    kester76

    Button replacement depends on where you got your cistern from. My mum had … Button replacement depends on where you got your cistern from. My mum had issues with her B&Q cistern as it used none standard parts and I think she just got fed up with the hassle and bought a cistern from screwfix in the end.



    I never buy a button flush cistern anymore but they are the standard ones you see in the shops now. They look better than the traditional handle flush but I always look for the handle flush cisterns now.

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    YouDontWantToKnow

    post a picture with the cistern lid off...... But while I am waiting I … post a picture with the cistern lid off...... But while I am waiting I will enjoy the comments...



    https://www.dropbox.com/sc/0o1g85uux35zzd8/AAAxHWoCogTLShY-aUOv68wza

    andrewmclachlan1

    https://www.dropbox.com/sc/0o1g85uux35zzd8/AAAxHWoCogTLShY-aUOv68wza[img]https://photos-2.dropbox.com/t/2/AAAzmefbmNPi8Qvj4V5skX22sO0jxCRqkXIske8vlIhinw/12/80618990/jpeg/32x32/3/1472922000/0/2/20160903_110157.jpg/EK-g2T4YkBcgBygH/v4YPdQ-DdchhXuk6DcrdRGxhfy_bL5uHSJjLc_Xb-Uc?size_mode=3&dl=0&size=1280x960[/img][img]https://photos-3.dropbox.com/t/2/AAAbM-9RLWgMiMWLcIp6d--sLnkrYxRO2lCn3Rxgx0p7yA/12/80618990/jpeg/32x32/3/1472922000/0/2/20160903_112253.jpg/EK-g2T4YkBcgBygH/_eEckrkruRzWNvo-D6QN3YQ8rLj8BI-E5oIZg8Up-gI?size_mode=3&dl=0&size=1280x960[/img]



    Is that a brake cable ? Might be worth spraying it with WD40

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    kester76

    Is that a brake cable ? Might be worth spraying it with WD40




    ^^^^ this

    Put it on the pivots and the exposed cable & maybe unscrew the back of the button & put a bit on there. And just play with it for a bit to loosen it up,

    Original Poster

    it is, ill try that before i end up replacing the whole thing
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