Sluggish flush

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Old 02-03-00, 11:54 AM
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When flushed, water only comes out from the back of the rim of the toilet. Although this is a considerable amount of water, there is no water coming from other parts of the rim and there is no "swirling action". Therefore, the toilet flushes very sluggish. Any ideas?
 
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Old 02-04-00, 05:36 AM
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Hi Lori:

Sounds like you have a mineral buildup inside the toilet. I really don't have a solution for this, so, I'm going to move this question over to plumbing.

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Old 02-04-00, 07:10 AM
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Hi Lori,

If the water in your area is very hard, then you may have a mineral deposit build up. I have had this similar problem. I used muratic acid (available at most hardware stores -- comes in gallon containers -- and is very inexpensive) to fix my problem. Use very carefully (eye and hand protection) add a cup to your tank and half a cup to your bowl -- let soak overnight -- flush in morning. Repeat if necessary. Avoid breathing fumes! Muratic Acid will corrode metals so be careful where you store the container. Good Luck.
 
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Old 02-04-00, 07:25 PM
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IF THE TOILET IS A TOTO OR A UPC BRAND THIS
IS THE WAY IT IS DESIGNED TO FLUSH,IS IT A NEWER TOILET(WITHIN THE PAST 4 YEARS?).
THIS IS CALLED A DIRECT FLUSH TOILET,
IT DOESENT USE THE SWIRLING ACTION.
DID THE TOILET SWIRL AT ONE TIME?
IF NOT THERE MAY JUST BE SOMETHING HUNG IN THE TRAP,INK PEN,TOOTH BRUSH,SQUEEKY- TOY,ETC...
TELL ME WHAT HAPPENS
 
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Old 02-21-00, 07:36 PM
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wearing rubber gloves, feel under the rim and using a metal coat hanger clean out the water ports. They tend to clog up with mineral and calcium deposits
 
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