Asked by: Elwanda Racherbaumer
asked in category: General Last Updated: 29th January, 2020

Why does my toilet only flush every other time?

In order for the toilet to flush there has to be a sufficient amount of water in the bowl before flushing. If the toilet flushes completely under this test, but not on it's own, then your flapper is closing too soon, or the tank is not filling as much as it needs to do.

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Similarly, it is asked, why does my toilet only flush sometimes?

If there isn't enough water in the tank a poor flush will result. This is likely the culprit if your toilet flushes fine sometimes but requires two flushes other times. There's a hard water buildup in the bowl. Minerals from hard water can build up in the holes that let water into the toilet bowl from the tank.

Furthermore, can a toilet go bad and not flush? Doesn't Flush at All If the flush lever doesn't work at all, there may be one of two problems with your toilet. If the tank is empty, the toilet will not flush. The tank is filled with water from the supply line running into your toilet tank. The valve for this is usually on the wall behind the toilet bowl.

Considering this, why does my toilet need to be flushed twice?

The most common reason why a toilet flushes twice is because the toilet flapper stays up for too long, leaving the flush valve open and allowing too much water to escape from the tank into the bowl. Sometimes, toilet flappers need to be replaced, even if they are the correct type for the toilet.

Why do I have to hold the toilet handle down?

If You Have to Hold the Lever Down Completely to Flush the Toilet. One of the most common toilet problems is having to hold the flush lever down to flush the toilet. The problem is caused by too much slack in the lifting chain that connects the flush lever to the flapper.

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