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It’s unlikely that the toilet problems are related – I expect you have at least three independent fault. Fortunately, toilet problems are usually simple to fix.
For each toilet, please could you answer the following questions?
1. Does the cistern fill up?
2. Does it stop filling at the correct level?
3. Does water trickle into the pan before you flush?
4. Does it attempt to flush?
5. What type of flush valve or siphon do you have?
Since it isn’t trickling, but isn’t filling, there’s a problem with the filling valve. Please could you attach a photo of it?
As per Toilet 1.
6. Is the supply from the cold mains or from a storage cistern (in the loft, for example)?
The washer for that valve is this:
Oh dear, sorry, there’s a typo in one of my posts.
“As per toilet 1” should have been “As per toilet 2”.
Toilet 1 is filling and flushing. What is the symptom with that one?
It is easy. I’m about to leave my desk but will be back this evening and can give you guidance.
You will need a means of isolating each cistern from its water supply. It’s commonplace to have an isolating valve on the pipe just below the cistern, but sometimes there isn’t! Do you have those?
Yes that’s an isolating valve. Use a big enough screwdriver or the slot is easily damaged on those valves.