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I had this happen to me then eventually my toilet started overflowing the contents of my septic tank. SUCH FUN TO CLEAN! If you on a septic tank and this is happening you may need to have it pumped or have your drain line checked. what happened to me was my drain line was pinched and couldn't disperse my gray water, so my septic filled way too fast and eventually burped. I now use RidX once a month and it keeps the gurgles at bay.

If you are not on a septic system, CALL A PLUMBER ASAP, it could be a back up but having the sewer come back in on you would likely be way worse!

the main reason the tub/toilet are effected together is they are the last things on the drain line.

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Q: Sink drains fine and the toilet flushes but the bathtub fills?
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What is wrong when the sink drains fine but the toilet won't flush and the bathtub fills?

Your drain line from the toilet is likely plugged. as far as the tub filling up, the tub probably drains into the same large line so it is also plugged, but the sink drain line comes into the main drain downstream from the plug, so it is still working ok. You need to call roto-rooter or similar and have the main drain snaked out. To do it yourself as much as practical, you can buy or rent a plumber


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