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Question DetailsAsked on 4/5/2014

how to fix a slow flushihg toilet

When I flush the toilet everything does not go down and sometimes requires repeated flushes.

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Here is a link to a response I gave to the same question sometime back, which might help you -

My first solution - and works 95% of time for flushing problems assuming the tank is full and working right, is to use a cup type plunger like this -

NOT the bulb type (the second one shown), as they tend to force the blockage tighter in the pasaageway. The right way to use it is to make sure there is water in the bowl, enough to be higher than the plunger lip, then slowly push down to compress the cup, then pull back sharply, creating a suction on the cso pushing down hard just packs it in tighter in most cases. Pulling back pulls the clog back the way it same - generally releases in one or two pulls unless it is a solid foreign object like a toy that is physically wedges in - a rare occurrence.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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