Why won't the water go down when the toilet is flushed?


Quick Answer

If the water in the toilet does not go down when flushed, the toilet may be clogged. The clog may be completely blocking the pipes.

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Full Answer

Clogged toilets can create quite a mess if not fixed quickly. A few steps are necessary to clear it up.

  • Use a plunger.
  • Place a plunger over the hole and push up and down. Wipe up any water that splashes out.
  • Snake the toilet.
  • A plumbing snake can reach down into the pipes. Push the snake down and twist it to remove any debris clogging the pipe.
  • Disassemble the toilet.
  • If the clog still exists, the toilet may have to be removed. The clog might be deeper than can be reached through the toilet.
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