Toilet Flushes Slow but not clogged
Toilet Flushes Slow but not clogged
The toilet is not filled, but the drains slow down and do not completely empty when flushed
Question: The toilet continuously flows at a slow rate and will not completely empty the solids. We have never had this problem before and we do not know how to fix the toilet. Even if we flush the toilet several times the same thing happens and the solid material does not empty properly. Can you give us some tips and advice?
Toilet is not closed, but drains are slow
The problem is most likely not from your actual toilet. You probably have a partial blockage in the pipe. The easiest way to fix this is to try a toilet plunger first. (Get this type of plunger because it works better with the toilet) Use the plunger in the toilet and push down and pull up and push down and make sure the rider has an air seal. You just want to push the water into the pipe, no air. So keep the plunger properly so that you can only move the water up and down. This will force the blockage (a piece of plastic or something that was accidentally swept into the toilet) back and forth and back and forth and eventually loosen it. If the plunger method works, it will allow your toilet to flow normally again. If this does not work, try the process once more. If your toilet is still slow and not completely empty, read below. (Note: Some toilets have air pipes that go out of the roof, if this air pipe is closed, this toilet flushing problem will occur, check the roof pipe if applicable)
Toilet water flows from the roof
Inspect the toilet for proper operation. Remove the lid of the tank and look inside. Ensure that the toilet flapper assembly is properly attached to the flushing handle. The small metal or plastic chain should not be so long that it gets stuck or hangs. If necessary to fix this, rotate the chain in a separate hole on the flush bar. If there is too much play in the chain, it can hang and the flapper will not seal and the toilet will run water continuously. Make sure the flapper works and works properly. Make sure that the water exits the tank without any problems. If the water becomes too slow, the air pipe or sewer pipe may be closed. To fix this, a professional plumber with plumbing snakes may be involved.
Toilet diagram parts identification
Another issue that can cause this type of problem is the toilet wax ring under the toilet. The purpose of the wax rings is to create an airtight seal between the sewer pipe and the toilet. (See image above for the location of the wax ring) This creates an airtight seal so that the water leaving the toilet creates a vacuum that draws any solids down and into the pipe. You can usually tell if the wax ring is not sealing when you smell the sewer line under the toilet. When there is a problem with the wax ring, the air will find its way between the toilet and the wax ring. If you suspect a wax ring under the toilet, you can replace it yourself. Here’s how to replace the wax ring on your toilet.
Toilet wax ring kit
If the toilet still drains slowly after replacing the wax ring, the sewer pipe is full. If it is between the main sewer line and your house, it will be your responsibility to pay to have it cleaned. Somewhere, there should be a clean opening near the main line. With a clean out opening, your water company or your county runs from there. If you have tried everything and are sure that your toilet is on, then there is no problem with the toilet wax ring, and the pipes you are responsible for are free of any obstruction and clean. , Call your water company. Tell them the problem and see if they can send someone to investigate. If you are not sure if the problem is on your side or that of water companies, it may be best to call a professional plumber before calling the water company. Explain the issue to them in detail and see what they recommend.
Use a toilet auger or plumbing snake to unclog the toilet pipe
If calling a plumber and spending about $ 150 to get them and snake your pipe is too much money for your budget, you can do it yourself if you buy your plumbing snake or toilet auger. They are easy to use and are a good investment as any other plumbing clause or blockage can repair itself in the future.
If you know of other ways to fix a toilet that slows down and will not completely empty when flushed, please leave a comment below to help our other readers.