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Common Toilet Problems
Mr. Plunger Says...
Common Toilet Problems:
Mr. Plunger will help you examine these common toilet problems:
A clogged toilet is one of the most common plumbing problems. If a toilet overflows or flushes sluggishly, clear the clog with a plunge. If the clog persists, the clog may be in the main waste and vent stack. Most other toilet problems are fixed easily with minor adjustments that require no disassembly or replacement parts. You can easily make these adjustments in a few minutes, using simple tools.
Lets Bullet some quick fixes as we match them to the problems..ok?
Toilet handle sticks, or is hard to push: Repairs: 1) Adjust lift wires. 2) Clean and adjust handles.
Problem:Handle is loose. Repairs: 1) Adjust Handle 2) Reattach lift chain or lift wires to lever.
Problem:Toilet will not flush. Repairs: 1) Make sure water is turned on. 2) Adjust water level in tank.
Problem:Toilet Does not flush Completely. Repairs: 1) Adjust lift chain or lift wires. 2) Adjust water level in tank.
Problem:Toilet over flows, or flushes sluggishly. Repairs: 1) Clear clogged toilet using plunger. 2) Or clear clogged main waste and vent stack using a tool called a snake.
Problem:Toilet runs continuously. Repairs:1) Adjust life wires or lift chain. 2) Replace leaky float ball. 3) Adjust water level in tank. 4) Adjust and clean flush valve. 5) Replace flush valve. 6) Repair or replace ballcock..
In these problems and repairs please note that one of the repairs you perform can do the trick.. I hope this quick fix article helps.. Look for Mr. Plunger again as we tackle more of your bathroom needs and repairs.
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