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My toilet fills well when...
My toilet fills well when it flushes but has a very sluggish drain so it doesn't move anything down very well and causes regular blockages. There are no blockages right now and still there is a sluggish drain and a gurgling when it empties. I think it is a toilet fault and not a drains issue.
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Plumber: Rick, Construction Supervisor replied 7 months ago
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Sounds like you have a partial stoppage. The bowl needs to be snaked out with a toilet auger (see attached pic)

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have already done an auger and there was no blockage
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have also used a plunger extensively
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I am sure it is not a blockage and is to do with the actual toilet mechanisms
Plumber: Rick, Construction Supervisor replied 7 months ago

If you already used an auger there may be something caught in the bowl that the auger is bypassing. The another likely possibility is a venting issue but that would likely be constant not intermittent. If your toilet has a siphon jet (~3/4" hole in the bottom of the bowl then it could be clogged. This is not a "toilet mechanism" issue.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It doesn't have a hole in the bottom of the bowl
Plumber: Rick, Construction Supervisor replied 7 months ago

The you're left with the other possibilities.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have used the auger a few more times and there it is coming out clean and the water in the bowl is clear
Plumber: Rick, Construction Supervisor replied 7 months ago

Something is caught in the bowl that the auger is bypassing or you have a venting issue. Could also be a defect in the bowl in which case you need a new toilet

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