Repair a toilet with flushing problems by cleaning out the holes under the rim. Use the end of a wire coathanger to ream out the holes, and then dissolve the scale using a toilet-bowl lime remover. The process takes about an hour.Continue Reading
Straighten out a coathanger, and push one end into each hole under the rim of the toilet. This process breaks up the softer scale build-up so it dissolves and washes away.
Turn off the water to the toilet, and flush so the tank empties. Lift the flapper valve, and tie it so it remains open. Pour 1 cup of the commercial lime remover into the opening the flapper normally covers. Allow the solution to work for at least an hour.
Mix 1/2 cup of the lime remover with 1/2 cup of water. Pour this mixture into the hole under the flapper, and close the valve. Turn on the water, and allow the tank to fill. Flush the toilet to rinse away the product.
Pour a bucket of water directly into the bowl, and observe the flush. If the toilet still flushes slowly, the problem is in the drain. Call a plumber for repair.
Toilets keep running after flushing due to water running from the tank into the bowl, which is caused by a problem with the toilet flapper, fill valve, flush valve or lever flush lever assembly. The best way to determine the source of the problem is by removing the lid of the toilet tank and flushing the toilet.Full Answer >
There are a number of reasons why a toilet may make noise after flushing; however, a loud noise that takes more than a minute after flushing the toilet may indicate a restricted water flow or a problem with water pressure. In such a case, the pressure valve should be adjusted while the toilet is making the noise.Full Answer >
Trap size is an important part of toilet flushing, because a small trap size can cause the toilet to plug more frequently. A large trap size, usually considered 2 inches in diameter or greater, allows more material to pass through without clogging the toilet.Full Answer >
To fix a slow toilet and retain flushing power, remove any full or partial clogs and then remove any hard water deposits with a muriatic acid wash. Some toilets may have been manufactured with defects that cause slow flushing.Full Answer >