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      MasterPlumbers
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      Recently, I have noticed that my toilet has an incomplete flush. I have to hold down the handle for the water to flush completely. Do I need to just replace the flapper or is this a bigger problem?

    • #286109
      Tom

      How old is the toilet?
      If it is older, pour a two gallon or more bucket of water down the bowl. If it flushes properly, you probably have a bowl that has clogged waterways (which create the siphon which create the vacuum which creates the flush).

      You may also have a partial clog in the bowl or line. Have you tried a force cup (plunger).
      Hope this helps.

    • #286110

      yes, if you have to hold down the handle, and it flushes fine, just replace the flapper. make sure the chain only has 1/4″ of slack or so.

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