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BDP1999 11-26-2010 03:48 PM

Toilet Help
 
I having problems with my toilet. When it is flushed, it drains out but not all the way. What might the problem be? I think it has something to do with the flap not staying open long enough. How can I fix this?

drains 3/4 of the way out.

Redwood 11-29-2010 08:12 AM

It could be any number of things ranging from parts in the tank that are not set or, working properly, clogged internal passages from the tank to the bowl, to a clogged toilet.

Only going through some troubleshooting will you find the problem. More information is needed for us to say anything.

Using a 5 gallon pail about 3/4 full and pouring the water directly into the bowl as fast as possible will reveal if the toilet is clogged or, if there is a tank to bowl problem. Try it and report back.

BDP1999 11-30-2010 10:16 AM

toilet wasn't clogged. The water went stright down. Can i put a video up on this site?

oldognewtrick 11-30-2010 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BDP1999 (Post 51662)
toilet wasn't clogged. The water went stright down. Can i put a video up on this site?

Sure, go for it.

woodchuck 11-30-2010 12:01 PM

If there isn't enough water in the tank to begin with it won't completely flush. Let it full to the max and try it once.

DrHicks 11-30-2010 01:50 PM

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Originally Posted by BDP1999 (Post 51553)
I having problems with my toilet. When it is flushed, it drains out but not all the way. What might the problem be? I think it has something to do with the flap not staying open long enough. How can I fix this?

drains 3/4 of the way out.

I suspect that your tank is filling up with enough water. Adjust your float & see what happens.

Redwood 11-30-2010 08:43 PM

Okay then you have either a tank problem or, a tank to bowl problem...

The last paragraph of this article will tell you exactly what you need to do.

BDP1999 12-02-2010 05:21 PM

I raised the tank level above the fill line and still have the same problem, unless I hold the handle down. Anything else I can do?

woodchuck 12-02-2010 08:50 PM

Depending on the type of flapper you have. Some have a type of reservoir that holds water keeping the flap open till the water level is low enough.
Another type has a chain and if it's too short it will let it close too soon.
How is yours supposed to work and can you tell why it's closing too soon.

BDP1999 12-03-2010 04:34 PM

I have the flapper with the chain. I'll try making the chain longer and see what happens. Thanks!

I can't tell.


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