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If the tank is empty, the toilet will not flush. The tank is filled with water from the supply line running into your toilet tank. The valve for this is usually on the wall behind the toilet bowl. Make sure the valve is open, and then check inside the tank to make sure the float is not stuck or obstructed.
Problem: Sometimes the lift chain, which attaches the flapper to the flushing handle on the outside of the toilet, can have too much slack and make the handle unable to raise the flapper and thus flush the toilet.
Flush the toilet several times to flush out any leftover cleaning solution or deposits. To clear the jet, using the wire hanger, make a small hook at the end of the hanger. Push the hanger up into the jet hole and fish out any paper or waste that may be trapped in the jet passage way.
Clear Deposits or Obstructions. Turn off the water supply valve and flush the toilet to empty the bowl, and then plunge the bowl to force out most of the remaining water. Wearing rubber gloves, use the mirror and a bent coat hanger to clear the rinse holes and the jet hole, being careful not to scratch the porcelain.
DIY, EASY FIX !!! My toilet was not blocked up and wouldn't flush at all. (note: I tried drain o , vinegar and dish soap but that did not work).
The water level in your toilet tank is set too low. Your toilet needs a lot of water delivered quickly for a “successful flush.” But if the water level in your toilet tank is set too low, your toilet bowl won’t get as much water as it needs once you flush.
“Toilets normally flush with great force, so when your toilet merely swirls after you push down the handle you immediately know the toilet is no longer functioning properly. You must first determine the cause of the loss of flushing power before you can begin to work on a solution to the problem.” (See full article here.) We hope that you found these articles helpful when it comes to DIY solutions for toilet flush problems.
Not only is it frustrating when your toilet doesn’t flush completely, it also makes it difficult to keep your toilet bowl clean. Multiple flushes also waste water. If your toilet isn’t flushing properly, you may not have to replace it. There are multiple ways to remedy the problem, depending on the cause.
This is my Instructional Video On how to fix a Slow Flushing or Draining toilet. Yes, we will all have this problem at one point or another.
Toilet Won't Flush All the Way. There are three main things to check for; Too much slack in the lift chain. Low water level in the tank. Make sure the flapper is installed properly and it's the correct model for your toilet.