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Old 03-18-2008, 07:20 PM   #1
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Hi Guys,

I installed a new toilet about a year ago. I have had this problem ever since I installed it:

When I flush it, it flushes fine. Water in the bowl fills up to a reasonalbe level. Then, after the water fills the tank, the water in the bowl drains out until there is very little water left in the bowl. You can actually see and hear the water draining out of the bowl.

It isn't a problem with the operation of the toilet, but having water in the bowl is obviously preferable. Any idea what is causing this? Is this something I did wrong when I installed the toilet, or is it a defect in the toilet itself? Is it something that can be fixed?

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Ryan

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What brand is this toilet.

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Could be the level it operates at, some of the newer toilets out there will have a low level in the bowl all the time.
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I would agree with you if it didn't have a reasonable amount of water in it when I first flush it, only to see it drain out before my eyes.

It's kind of gross. I mean, you drop a load in the toilet, and 3/4ths of it is sitting outside of water. I understand what water in a bowl is designed to do now. It's to cover up the smell.

This can't be how it is supposed to operate. Has anyone else had any experience with a toilet that does this?
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This the water level get any lower then you have ever seen it.

Do this while watching the bowl water level, just push the flush handle down just enough to allow water to exit to the toilet, don't flush it, just let some water pass through, now watch the bowl, does the water level in the bowl stay at a constant level? Let me know what you learn.
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when I just barely press on the handle enough for water to enter the bowl, it fills up to a reasonable level. Then, slowly it drains out of the bowl until the level very low.
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Ok all I can think of is it's a bad toilet and you will need a new one, I don't know what could be wrong, since you say it's been that way ever since you installed it.

Pull it and try it outside see if you get the same results.

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