"Very easy to fit & service. Works equally well on high or low pressures.
Well thought-out features, such as tool-free quick-release mechanism (which is a real boon & saves having to get the spanner out!) plus 'free-floating' action on valve body, prevents the valve from being misaligned & thereby fouling the cistern!
Only minor gripe is that the valve is only supplied with 1 securing nut, which prevents adjustment of the amount of valve connection point projecting from cistern (essential in tight corners!).
However, I always carry spare nuts salvaged from old valves and / or you can always use the nut from the valve you are replacing!
Use a nut on either side of the cistern, to set the amount of stand-off required"
"I read other reviews and decided to get one, for over a year now ours was making so much noise. I thought anything got to be better, I fitted this in seconds and was so impressed there was no noise it was/is great."
"Simple to put in with clear instructions. Easily adjustable to ensure right amount of water in the flush. Would have no hesitation in using this product in the other loos in the house when their fill valves are no longer repairable."
"Replaced two-year-old valve in slim-line cistern downstairs which was suffering internal overflow and water hammer. It was so quiet, a week later I bought another one to replace my upstairs valve. There was nothing wrong upstairs except 4 years of waking people up at night due to the noise. Just wish I knew this was around earlier - If you're going to buy one, pay the extra for this!"
"I didn't hesitate to buy another one of these when a second toilet started getting fill problems. I don't think you can go too far wrong with one of these, the original ones in my house needed maintenance annually, but the original of these that I purchased a couple of years back has been running flawlessly since. Why only 4 stars for features? I can't really rate it as exceptional features when all it does is fill a toilet cistern. I might up it to 5 starts if it starts to boost my wifi signal too...."
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Review 16 for Fluidmaster Side Entry Fill Valve ½"
"i fitted a second one of these, the first lasted years but then sprayed water over the top of the concealed cistern. As mentioned in review above, damp underneath. The new one has a slightly different design, and works perfectly. I have tried 3 other valves in the past, which all failed within months."
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Review 18 for Fluidmaster Side Entry Fill Valve ½"
"This is the second one of these I have fitted. Very easy fit and quiet operation. Note - if on low pressure system, take out the restrictor otherwise it takes a long time to fill cistern. Can't really rate performance or reliability yet..."