Originally Posted by Kinder
My 79 Excella is finally acting up. I need a new water heater (all parts remain original, for the moment) so when I found a shut-off valve under the center bathroom sink, I tried it. Turns out it was for the toilet, so after a few minutes I re-opened the valve. Unfortunately, I cannot get any water to the toilet now unless I dump some in with a cup. Any idea why my foot-pedals are not delivering water? I have a permanent water supply, but I also tried my water pump--no luck either way. Any help diagnosing would be greatly appreciated... thankfully my park has a building with bathrooms and shower 100 ft away so this is not a pressing emergency, just an annoyance.
Have you tried to work the valve a few times? Most likely some deposits have dislodged and are blocking the flow, or the valve's plunger is stuck.
You can try and loosen the connection to the toilet a small amount, see if water squirts out. That will tell you if it is the shutoff valve, or the toilet's valve. You should get good water flow when loosening the connection, not just residual from what is standing in the line.