Toilet Delema

Old 07-13-01, 03:58 PM
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Ok this toilet is about 12 yrs old, I have changed out all the guts on the inside i.e. the flapper, the control valve etc. Ok here is the issue the toilet doesnt have any force flushing waste and the products dont go away and it damm near floods. The little hole in the bottom is clear, the top jets that help it flush are clear,the tank fill correctly and flushes regularly but the product still sit there and no swirl force to send it thru trap. The house is a 2 bedroom condo with 2 bathrooms, the others work fine and I checked the vent which is only 1 shared by the whole house thats clear. I have also run a toilet auger thru and thru.....Nothing comes out. Now I think it just the toilet trap, but before I go and buy a new one and replace it, is there anything I didnt check and can a toilet trap cause this kinds of problem over the years............Thks.
Old 07-13-01, 05:25 PM
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A toilet has its own built-in trap, and if it has worked o.k. for 12 years, it still should be o.k.
Small objects (plastic toys, toothbrushes, curlers, feminine products, etc.) can easily get lodged in the trap causing flushing problems.
If it can't be dislodged from the bowl side, you may have to remove the toilet, and dislodge it with an auger from the underneath side.
If you need help on that, see "Repair/Fix-It" above (Plumbing section) for illustrated how-to.
Good Luck!


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