my toilet is kind of blocked. If I try to flush it normally, the water doesn’t go through, it kind of fills the bowl and then slowly drained. But if I just poor a bucket of water into it, then the water goes through with the feces like how it is suppose to. I tried using baking soda+ vinegar , pumps, hooks from cloth hanger, bleach and it still can’t be flushed normally. I think the toilet is partially blocked so that the pressure generated from pouring a bucket of water quickly into the bowl is enough to do the job but the pressure from the flush is not enough. What next?
When you release water into the toilet bowl by using the toilet flush handle, it is opens a drain using a link to a plunger inside the bottom of the toilet tank.
If the plunger does not open fully, there will not be enough water to flush the toilet.
You can verify this by watching as you twist the handle to flush the toilet. Let the tank fill. Flush. Watch the action without the cover on the tank.
Maybe the link is broken or stretched. It might have become partly detached from the drain cover. The cover may be torn. I think that's where the problem may lie.
After the tank refills, try pouring water directly into the bowl to see the difference.
If some water is getting through then the blockage is probably temporary. You can speed it up in a few ways.
- Commercial toilet unblockers are based on caustic soda. You can get it cheaper in hardware stores or online.
- Try pouring in a bucket of hot water. Don't do this if you have added caustic soda
- If you have one available you can use a hose to run in a continuous stream of water
- Blockages in toilets are likely to be biological in origin. Add some biological detergent and leave it overnight
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