No water in toilet bowl

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Old 04-04-00, 09:28 PM
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Just installed a new toilet because the old one wouldn't flush. This one flushes great. New problem, the tank will fill and the toilet stops running and there is water in the bowl, but if you come back in a few minutes there is no water in the bowl-zilch. Could it be the wax seal or a leak in the bowl, it's brand new?
 
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Old 04-04-00, 10:36 PM
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Doubt that the wax ring is the problem. Look in the tank. Coming off of the fill valve (ballcock or Fluidmaster) there should be a 1/4 inch tube that is routed into the overflow (the plastic pipe in the middle of the tank). Flush the toilet with the lid off and make sure that the water is flowing into that pipe as the tank fills.
 
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Old 04-05-00, 03:38 PM
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Yes, there is a small rubber tube inserted inside of a tall plastic tube in the center of the tank. The water is running into it. It will flush great and the bowl will fill with water. The tank stops running when the level is reached. Once again, the bowl has water in it for a little while. If I stand there for about 5 minutes I can see that it slowly leaks out of the bowl. Is it leaking up under my house because there is no water to be found on the floor?
 
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Old 04-05-00, 06:04 PM
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Hello, I would suspect a bad casting.Pull the toilet and set it on the side walk or garage floor. Get some 2x4 or anything to get it off the floor. Gently pour in some water to the normal bowl level if it leaks out take the toilet back and get an exchage.
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Old 04-05-00, 09:27 PM
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A bad casting is possible, but after rereading this entire thread, I wonder why your original toilet wouldn't flush? Please describe that to me. I'm beginning to wonder if you might be dealing with a clogged waste line, and what's happening is the the water is being siphoned out of the bowl of the new toilet.
 
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Old 04-05-00, 10:07 PM
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The original toilet hasn't flushed correctly since the purchase of the home 6 years ago. When we were replacing it the other day I found a plastic cap stuck in the part of the bowl that connects to the tank. It was wedged and I am very sure that was the whole problem to begin with. But I had already purchased the new one soooo....
 
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Old 04-07-00, 09:16 PM
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THERE IS A SEPERATE FILL TUBE FOR THE BOWL, IS IT IN THE OVERFLOW TUBE IN THE TANK ?? AND IS WATER FLOWING FROM IT ??
 
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Old 04-09-00, 07:46 PM
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I am beginning to wonder if there is a solution to my problem. I have a tank and I have the bowl. I can flush. My tank will refill with water. My bowl refills with water. The water stops running into the tank when the correct water level is reached. My bowl fills with water also but it slowly leaks out after awhile leaving nooooo water in the bowl. The tank remains full and does not run on and off as if it is trying to maintain a water level. Only the bowl seems to have the problem. Water will not remain in the bowl. Where is it going? What do I do? Can anyone help me? Do I need a whole new toilet....again?
 
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Old 04-10-00, 05:41 AM
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If the water seeps out of the bowl, it is either a bad casting or it's being siphoned out due to a clogged vent. Check the casting as suggested by Woodbutcher -- pull the toilet, set it on some 2X4's someplace where water won't be a problem (the front yard??) and fill the bowl with water and see if it holds it. If it doesn't, return the toilet for a replacement. If it does hold the water, clean out the vent stack for the toilet from the roof.
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I am beginning to wonder if there is a solution to my problem. I have a tank and I have the bowl. I can flush. My tank will refill with water. My bowl refills with water. The water stops running into the tank when the correct water level is reached. My bowl fills with water also but it slowly leaks out after awhile leaving nooooo water in the bowl. The tank remains full and does not run on and off as if it is trying to maintain a water level. Only the bowl seems to have the problem. Water will not remain in the bowl. Where is it going? What do I do? Can anyone help me? Do I need a whole new toilet....again?


 
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Old 04-12-00, 07:54 PM
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I think lefty is 100% correct.Also maybe when the new bowl was installed it was not installed level,if it is even pitched slightly that can cause a problem.

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Old 04-18-00, 07:13 PM
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I'll give this a try thanks.
 
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