Toilet won't flush properly; water level too low in bowl, too high in tank

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Old 11-26-12, 03:40 PM
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Hello,

Yesterday, my toilet clogged and that's not completely out of the ordinary. I plunged it a couple of times, as well as used an auger to take care of any obstruction the plunger didn't address and that appeared to fix the problem, but from that point on, I realized the toilet doesn't flush so much as it slowly drains water. When I flush the toilet, the bowl fills up with water and very slowly drains until a tiny portion of water is left in the bowl. It will not flush or drain any solid matter (even something as light as a square of toilet paper). I tried pouring additional water in the bowl from a bucket and it slowly drains, as well.

In looking at some information from this site and others, I realized that, following a flush, the water level in the bowl is very low. I took a look at the tank and the water level in there was way too high; the water was actually above the overflow tube. I adjusted the water level adjustment clip by moving the clip down so that the water now sits approximately an inch below the overflow tube. However, the water in the bowl is still low and when it's flushed, I don't believe the water level in the tank gets as low as it should get when properly working (I imagine those two problems are connected).

As a result, my toilet still won't properly flush and I'm back to square one.

I have limited room to take pictures of the tank, as it's directly underneath the medicine chest, but I can do my best, if that would help. Your prompt help on this would GREATLY be appreciated, as this house only has one bathroom, so it's causing quite a problem.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 11-26-12, 06:59 PM
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It turned out to be the fill valve. I replaced it and all is well again.
 
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