09:20AM | 09/15/07
Member Since: 09/02/02
14 lifetime posts
When I flush the toilet on the second floor the tank emptys into the bowl but the bowl does not drain correctly. I don't believe it is plugged. The bowl fills about half way swirls around but never realy empties like any other functioning toilet. It doesn't get close to overflowing so it doesn't seem to be plugged.

We recently had all of the interior sewer lines replaced when we renovated our kitchen. The toilet worked great for about a month or two as you would expect with new lines.

All of the lines were replaced down to the basement where the old cast iron pipes were cut about 3 feet above the floor and the PVC was connected with a rubber fitting. The lines under ground with snaked with a cutting bit to fully clean them out.

There are no other issues in any of the other toilets or lines.

I'm at a loss and would like some ideas befor I pay a plumber.


11:48AM | 09/15/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
There are two basic casues for this.

Poor draining and slow/low amount of water getting in to the bowl.

To tell the difference between these fill a bucket with about 2 gals of water.

Then dump it in to the bowl.

If does not flush normally (except for refilling) the problem is drainage.

Might be a clogged vent (do you have any bubbling in the toilet). But most common is something is trapped in the toilet trap.

It can be something as small as a toothbrush or hotwheels car.

Just enough to slow the water.

If it flushes then make sure that the water level is the tank is at the fill line.

Otherwise the problem in buildup in the rim holes or the "jet hole". I have also heard of problems of the sanitary "cake" getting flushed into the toilet and clogging up the jets and holes.
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