Toilet Not Flushing Properly ??

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    NorPlan

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    Rural Setting / Septic & Well.. Most times it takes 2 Flushes to clear the Bowl.. A Pale of Warm Water poured down , Toilet Flushes as it should 1st time so nothing appears to be Blocking the Flow.. Could there be an Air Lock of Sorts somewhere in the system ?? Or Could it be the Flushing Mechanisum inside the Bowl wearing out ??
     
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    Take the lid off the cistern. If it was flushing properly before, there will be a "tide mark" on the side of it to where the water previousy filled. Is the cistern still filling to this level? If not there may be a problem with the mechanism. It might just be collection of gunge around the water inlet. Could be anyrhing. But a complete unit isn't expensive and they are easy to change.
     
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    Thanks for the Comeback, 10-4 on Replacement Value.. Was thinking of trying that option to see if it makes a difference.. And yes the Tank still fills to the top of the dirt mark..
     
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    If it fills to the correct level, it might be different problem.,
    Does the cistern completely empty on flushing?
    If it does, the problem could be further past the U bend.
     
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    My first guess was that the flapper had sprung a leak and was closing too soon because of having water in the air pocket. This would prevent a complete flush cycle.
     
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    There may be several causes for the improper working of flush. It doesn't mean that you need a new toilet or require the help of a plumber. There are many DIY tips to solve the issue. Following are some of the main reason that causes the problem.

    • The water level in the tank is too low.

    • The toilet is clogged with toilet papers.

    • The flapper is bent or wrapped.

    • Lift chain isn't working.
    Above 4 reasons we can have solutions,

    If your toilet is clogged, use a toilet plunger or toilet auger to push waste. When the water level in the tank is too low, check the water valve and fix it fast. You have to buy another flapper if the old one is bend or wrapped. When the lift chain isn’t working you can solve it by adjusting the length of the chain. As per requirement you can either shorten or elongate it. This allows water to flow when the handle is pulled.


    A vast majority of cases can be fixed quickly and easily by yourself. If it is not possible, time to call a plumber.
     
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    Another issue I have seen is a clogged vent pipe. The suction dissallows flow. Also tissues (kleenex not TP) won't dissolve and other unexpected things clog the drain pipe with standing sewage and the pipe size is effectively reduced..
     
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