Author Topic: Toilet does not flush good.  (Read 2841 times)

Offline Bob

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Toilet does not flush good.
« on: January 31, 2009, 01:32:58 PM »
Sometimes our toilet just does not flush good.

If I hold the handle down a little longer then it would stay down on it's own then it seems to work better.

Is there something simple I can do to repair it or should I just replace it?

Offline Mr. Fix-It

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Re: Toilet does not flush good.
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2009, 02:05:49 PM »
Replace the flapper.

Offline Bob

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Re: Toilet does not flush good.
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2009, 02:28:08 PM »

Offline Mr. Fix-It

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Re: Toilet does not flush good.
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2009, 02:32:26 PM »
You can buy them at any hardware store its the valve that drops at the bottom of the tank after the water drains out.

Offline Icehouse

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Re: Toilet does not flush good.
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2009, 05:12:43 AM »
Also check the chain from the flush arm to the flapper.
It may need to be moved to the next hole. This adjusts the length of the chain. This way the flapper opens a little higher allowing a "fuller" flush.
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Offline viking351

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Re: Toilet does not flush good.
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2009, 09:05:12 AM »
use a coat hanger to clean out the small hole in the bowl. it should give you a better flush. this hole allows water to enter the bowl when you flush. if its clogged, as it often is over time, you won't get a powerfull flush.

Offline Leonard707

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Re: Toilet does not flush good.
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2010, 01:26:29 AM »
If your chain has a float attached to it you may need to adjust that....try and stick to the same type of flapper you currently have on the toilet now because some fill with water and use their weight to self close

 

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