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Had a clogged upstairs toilet bowl fill up and stop running I let it sit overnight. In the morning toilet was empty no paper or feces. But water was all over the bathroom floor and out into the hallway it leaked through ceiling and to downstairs kitchen. How could a clogged toilet overflow if not running and why would it be empty ?
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The only explanation (if this is the top floor of a single family home) is that the flapper in the toilet tank is leaking by letting water into the bowl causing the clogged bowl to overflow.

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