Re: Toilet not flushing properly
Posted by hj on March 28, 2004 at 09:54:10:
In response to Re: Toilet not flushing properly
By themselves, venting problems seldom cause improper drainiage, and actually can cause better drainage. You have a different problem, and may have to have a plumber check the installation.

: Just bought a brand new toilet three months ago. Worked fine for about a month until it stopped flushing properly. Water would fill up the bowl and then very slowly the bowl would empty but with no flushing action. I then snaked the toilet and it still wouldn't flush properly. I then removed the toilet and found not obstruction in the discharge hole or trap. Then I set it up in my basement on blocks and filled up the tank with water to see if it would flush. Pulled the lever and it flushed beautifully. I then snaked out the main drain line and found no obstruction as well. Reinstalled the toilet and once again it would not flush properly. I then took a break and about five hours later I pushed the lever to see if it would flush and surprisingly it finally worked. The next day I tried to flush it again and it wouldn't flush. Back to my same old problem. Could this be a venting problem? Any help on this matter would be appreciated.

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