toilet won't flush

amyhughesApril 17, 2012

This will sound like water isn't entering the bowl fast enough, but there's a twist...

When I flush it swirls a bit but doesn't go down. So I'll flush again and it will work a bit better. Then again and I'll get a good flush. Now it will work well as many times as I want to flush it.

Come back several hours later and it won't flush again.

It's almost like I have to fill the pipes with water before it will flush.

Any ideas? The tank is filling completely and it empties into the bowl quickly. The holes in the rim have no scale buildup. Pouring water into the bowl from a bucket works about as well as flushing. The first time it'll mostly change the water but it won't flush. Second time it'll pretty much flush. Third time it'll flush well.

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Check for clogged or blocked vent in your DWV system.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2012 at 7:32AM
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Hi, I ran into a similar problem some time ago. The bowl wasn't totally filling after each flush. I changed the Fuildmaster and cured the problem.
Good Luck Woodbutcher

    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 8:21PM
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Dump water form a bucket into the bowl and see if the flushing action is normal.

If is is normal, check the outlets under the bowl rim for clogging.

If it does not flush normally you may indeed have a vent or drain line problem.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2012 at 11:07AM
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