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Old 03-16-2013, 02:43 PM   #1
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We have a fairly new toilet in our home we just recently installed and we are having problems flushing. If no one has used it in a while it will flush just fine but if you flush it again soon after the bowl will just fill up with water and it will not flush. After it has been flushed once we have to wait multiple hours before it can be flushed again properly. Also, occasionally, a little tiny bit of water may leak out of the bottom if we try to flush it too many times. Any help would regarding this would be greatly appreciated.

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I assume your toilet is first floor with no basement.

You need to snake your main sewer if that is the case.
What is happening is your pipe is clogged for the toilet and one used it takes time for the water to trickle out. Until it does the toilet will not flush well again. Also replace your wax ring under the toilet the water is a sign of a leak. Do it after you get the drain snaked with a sewer snake.

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Ok, thank you very much! All of the other toilets work properly, and you're right it is one floor with no basement. Should I snake the main sewer or just the toilet that's not working?
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Ok, thank you very much! All of the other toilets work properly, and you're right it is one floor with no basement. Should I snake the main sewer or just the toilet that's not working?
At this point I can't tell you where the blockage is located.

I would pull the first floor toilet and run a rod through there since you have not seen any problems with the rest of the house. Besides you still need to pull it to replace it's wax seal anyways.

This requires a large snake not a 1/4 inch snake.
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At this point I can't tell you where the blockage is located.

I would pull the first floor toilet and run a rod through there since you have not seen any problems with the rest of the house. Besides you still need to pull it to replace it's wax seal anyways.

This requires a large snake not a 1/4 inch snake.
Alright, great. I will run the snake through under the toilet and see if that can fix the problem. Thanks for the help!
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Yeah, the branch that the toilet is on is clogged. Why did you change the toilet in the first place? Maybe you thought its trap was clogged?

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