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When I flush my toilet, the bowl fills with water but does ...

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When I flush my toilet, the bowl fills with water but does not flush. What could be the problem?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Edward replied 9 years ago.


Thank you for asking your question on Just Answer.

Could you explain your situation a little more?

Is the water going down but leaving waste in the bowl?

Is this a problem that just started occurring?

Does the water rise in the bowel and then slowly go down?

Thank you again for trusting us with your problem.

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Edward's Post: The water will rise and then drain very slowly and leave waste in the bowl. Also, when my washer drains in between cycles, I can hear my toilet "gurgling." It has been happening for about a week now.
Expert:  Edward replied 9 years ago.

Thanks for the prompt reply. The information you provided about the toilet "gurgling" is a very good indication of the problem which is a blocked or partially clogged vent pipe for the plumbing. The video below explains the vent and one of the ways to what is needed to remove the clog. Another solution is to run an auger down the plumbing vent pipe.

Click here if you cannot view the video.

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