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Do the rest of the fixtures in the bathroom drain well? If they do not drain well, my guess would be the venting of the Plumbing system. If all of the other fixtures in the bathroom drain well, then there is probably something in the trapway of the toilet. Assuming it is just the toilet that is having problems, then a closet auger might do the trick. Hope it helps.

2006-09-21 02:49:53
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Q: Why would the water drain from the tank but not flush or suck the water down through the toilet bowl when you flush?
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Why do you hear the toilet flush in your bathroom sink drain?

The toilet and the sink both drain into the grey water waste lines. Because they are connected by piping, sound can travel through the pipes from the toilet to the sink.

When you flush your toilet the water rises in the bowl and the stuff doesn't flush away What is wrong?

The main drain is plugged. You may need to remove the toilet and snake directly down the drain.

What is wrong if the sink and the bathtub will drain but the toilet wont flush?

The toilet itself is plugged or the pipe from the toilet to the drain is plugged. It may be that the tub and sink have their own drain pipe that may connect to the main away from the toilet drain. Plunge the toilet or sometimes if you fill a 5 gallon bucket with water and pour it into the toilet as fast as it will take it, that will flush out the line. It is a greater amount of water all at once an forces out what the clog is.

Plumber problems the drain makes gurgling sounds when you flush the toilet and the water goes down in the toilet when the other toilet gets flushed?

either the vert is plugged and there is no air getting through or there is no vent at all

How many liters of water will go out the drain if you flush the toilet bowl?

Different brands and models of toilets use different amounts of water per flush.

What could cause a toilet to lose suction power and sometimes not even take down the water?

Home toilets do not use "suction power" to flush. The inertia of the water falling from the tank when you flush pushes water through the trap and down the drain. If there is any significant amount of blockage in the drain, the water will not be able to move at enough velocity to get past the trap. In other words, if the drain is blocked, water can't flow fast enough to flush. You'll need to get the drain cleaned out to make it flush.

How do you unclog your toilet drain when you flush all the water comes out under the bottom of the toilet onto the floor?

pull the toilet. Make sure the trap is clear on the toilet, and then snake the toilet line.

Why does the water in the bowl of the toilet drain when the bath tub is drained?

The tub and toilet connect to the same drain. There is not enough venting or how it is routed causes the tub to pull on the toilet to get venting causing a suction that lowers the water level or may cause it to flush.

How much water do you use when you flush the loo?

You use anywhere from 1 cup of water to 5 cups of water to flush the toilet. This is per time you flush the toilet.

How much water does a low flush toilet save a month?

If the toilet works each time on one flush, they use roughly half the water of a standard toilet. You would then use half as much a month on the toilet. They do not always flush completely on the first flush and the toilet is only a part of the water bill.

How can you flush a Sloan flushmate when the water supply is temporarily unavailable.?

You would need to use a container of water like a 5 gallon bucket and pour it into the toilet. As you pour it in, the excess water will cause the toilet to drain.

Your toilet is not flushing completely you have to plung to get it to flush Sometimes you have water backing up in your bathroom sinks?

You should get your drain lines snaked

How much water is used in one flush of a toilet?

The average toilet today uses about 1.5 gallons of water per flush

What is water cistern?

A water cistern is the part of a toilet that holds water which is then used to flush the toilet.

Why when you empty your bath water does the toilet bubble and water comes up into the shower?

They share the same drain system. Be thankful that flush water etc from the toilet does not bubble in the bath or shower. But it is a badly designed system, it shouldn't happen.

How many gallons of water flow thorugh a toilet per minute?

Approximately three gallons of water per minute flow through a toilet during a flush.

What is causing the toilet bowl to slowly empty after it fills and after the water tank fills?

this is because some people do big amounts of poo and flush lots of toilet paper down the drain the flusher can not hold this amount of waste so when you flush the toilet it gets stuck and slowly rotts away

When you flush the toilet fills with water to the top then gushes down but water comes up in the sink and bathtub what causes this?

The sewer line is plugged or collasped. The sink and bathtub may drain because they drain at a slower rate. Toilet is all at once and the drain can't handle it. Water has to go somewhere so it backs up in the sink and tub.

When you flush the toilet it does not flush fully?

hi im on city water and toilet isn't plugged but it doesn't flush all the way like there is not enough pressure

Name of the tank that holds water used to flush toilet?

Toilet tank

How much water does it take to flush a toilet?

It takes 5-7 gallons of water per flush

How much water does it take to flush the toilet?

It takes 5-7 gallons of water per flush.

What can you do when your toilet overflows?

drain the water?

How many liters is used to flush a school toilet in Singapore?

approximately 1-2 litres of water is needed to flush a toilet.

Does flushing a toilet use more water?

Each flush of a toilet uses the same amount of water.