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Old 09-24-2011, 08:03 PM   #1
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Toilet will not flush

When flushed, the water backs up, as if clogged. When plunged, the bowl will eventually drain. sometimes this happens immediately, sometimes it takes a while for the water to go down and then the bowl is almost empty. if i have not used it for a while (say, after vacation), it will sometimes flush normally.

I live in a basement apartment and there is a 'holding tank' of sorts beneath the toilet that is pumped up and out. the tank also holds water from my shower. it seems to be working.

any tips would be greatly appreciated. thank you


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Old 09-24-2011, 08:12 PM   #2
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Toilet will not flush

Have you tried a plunger yet? Or used a snake? Sounds like the toilet is clogged.


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Old 09-24-2011, 08:14 PM   #3
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Toilet will not flush

if you live in an apartment, i'm thinking you rent?
i believe i'd call the landlord, but that's just me.
really, by trying to fix it (beyond plunging as Mike suggested) you could actually make it worse.

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Old 09-24-2011, 11:44 PM   #4
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Sounds like a macerating toilet system. Sani-Flush? Does the pump come on as soon as you flush?
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