The bowl will not empty when flushed have to hold the handle down and flush several times
replaced the flap and the valve assy
Thank you for asking your question on .Hi, what brand and type of Toilet do you have?
American standard I believe, it is about 38 years old
Is it the bucket type or standard flapper?
Standard flapper, I just replaced it a month ago
Sounds like maybe you replaced it with a low flow type flapper. These will close sooner for water conservation. I recommend Korky brand of flapper, just plain Jane flapper without any adjustments.
This was a standard replacement (red) rubber flapper with no adjustment features
Could it be I need the drain cleaned
You can stay in the chat, if you like.
If you hold down the handle, does it flush properly?
not really, it fills up the bowl and then does not empty it completely
Ok, you may have drain issues if this is the case. It also could be the toilet itself has a partial blockage.
You can also do what I call a bucket test. Fill a 3-5 gallon bucket with water and quickly pour the water into the toilet bowl, this should make the toilet flush properly. If it doesn't, there is a blockage somewhere for sure.
Okay I will try that, thanks for your time.
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