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  1. #1
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    Toilet not flushing...

    I believe it is clogged from tank to bowl somewhere because I can pour water in bowl and it flushes...is there anything I can pour in tank to open up clog?....my wife was putting those blue things in tank to color water and I'm betting that stuff clogged passage from tank to bowl.......I cleaned ports in bowl with coat hanger,adjusted water level in tank,and ran water thru vent stack on roof...no improvement.....any help appreciated... Thanks

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    Have you tried manually opening the flapper valve?

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    If children or grandchildren have so much as walked past the bathroom door I would first try toweling the bowl pretty dry and then pouring in a gallon of acetone. That will dissolve any plastic thing which is stuck in there: a plastic cap, toys, whatever.

    If you pull the toilet you can set the bottom horn onto something to seal the opening (a 'mat' made of the wax from several cheap wax-bowl-rings will work) and then you can fill the bowl right up to the rim with white vinegar - in case it is mineral deposits.

    For a toilet I want to keep I often pull the toilet, disassemble everything from the china, and then pressure wash the whole thing spotless. Acid condenser cleaner works nice. Then buy a Flush-Master toilet-rebuild kit for about $25. The kit replaces every seal and part except the seat. I use never-seize on all the bolt threads too. <g>

    Because I have some rentals I always trash pick every toilet I see in the trash. Well; not right now - because I am three or four ahead at the moment. <g>

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    Quote Originally Posted by mo-flo View Post
    I believe it is clogged from tank to bowl somewhere because I can pour water in bowl and it flushes...is there anything I can pour in tank to open up clog?....my wife was putting those blue things in tank to color water and I'm betting that stuff clogged passage from tank to bowl.......I cleaned ports in bowl with coat hanger,adjusted water level in tank,and ran water thru vent stack on roof...no improvement.....any help appreciated... Thanks
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    Yeah... the old toilets flush a lot better than the new ones... grin!
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    clear the jet hole. they commonly get clogged and the toilet will just swirl.
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    Experience - knowing when to get the hell out of the way and plug your ears. "Don't be a sissy. Turn it on!"

    Pecmsg - "NEST should only be used with 3-M filters to guarantee total destruction of the equipment!"

    Poodle Head Mikey - "the world is well populated with the unknowing and the uncaring and the stupid."

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    Get rid of the Toilet and get a Kohler High Line Classic, 1.28 gallons a flush, also they are quiet. My Electric bill dropped after I replaced the toilet, the well pump doesn't run as much.
    I only have to make it work till I retire, two more months

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