Toilet Troubles

Old 08-03-01, 09:44 PM
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I have read through many of the past posts and have been able to assemble a few ideas on how to fix this problem, but I thought I would ask for your advice on solving this specific problem.
1st Floor bathroom toliet does not completely flush on the first go, and then it takes an extended amount of time to refill. I am not sure if it is a water/tank problem or a blockage or both.
Old 08-04-01, 02:08 PM
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Replace the toilet tank water inlet valve assembly with a Fluidmaster float-cup type.
They only cost about $7-$8 bucks, and are easy to install. Just follow the directions.
The incomplete flush may be due to the flapper closing too soon, not allowing enough water to flush the bowl.
Replace the flapper, clean the flapper seat with steel wool for a good seal, and adjust the chain from the handle arm to where it just allows the flapper to seal completely.
The fix should cost about $10 bucks.
If these two tank things don't solve the problem, then try a crank toilet auger to see if it clears any obstruction in the built-in trap of the toilet.
Good Luck! Mike

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