Clogged toilet?

Old 12-15-19, 10:30 AM
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Clogged toilet?


After flushing, the toilet doesn't flush with very much pressure, and then the bowl fill back up very slowly. Any suggestions? I've plungered quite a bit, but that doesn't seem to be helping.

I've attached a few videos below of the issue.

Thanks so much!
Old 12-15-19, 01:20 PM
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Yep, your toilet has a partial clog. Some water is still getting by but not enough for a proper flush. You may need to snake it though some good plunging could work.
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I had the same issue when my kids were little - from toys that had been flushed. For me the easiest fix was to remove the commode and take it outside so I could back flush it with a garden hose. Just another option in case a plunger or snake doesn't help.
Old 12-16-19, 10:41 AM
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Appears to be an older 3.5 gallon toilet. The water level is about 2" below the top of the overflow tube before the toilet is flushed, that isn't enough water for that model. The first thing I would do is adjust the fill valve so you are starting with a full tank of water. If after you get the proper water level adjusted you still have a problem you may have a partial clog.

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