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      Avatar photoMasterPlumbers

        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
        Avatar photoTom

          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
          Avatar photojack spotz

            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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