Toilet Not Flushing

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My toilet does not completely flush all the time. The tank will empty but won?t flush a piece of toilet paper. This happens 50% of the time. Anything at the bottom of the bowl will be flushed but floating paper will not. There doesn?t seem to be enough suction (??) to draw the water and paper through the bowl. Any ideas before I dismantle it and replace the flushing mechanism? Is it possible to have some sort of blockage in the bowl itself? I just purchased this house and inherited the problem.

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Jim 7 months 1 Answer 110 views 0

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  1. The problem is not the flush mechanism. The bowl is either partially blocked or has a calcium build up. Try using CLR in the bowl overnight or try running a hand snake through the bowl. (Please be careful not to scratch the bowl) If the toilet is 20 years or older you may want to consider a new toilet.

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