Toilet Isn't Flushing Well

My toilet is bubbling and doesn't flush real well. Can someone tell me what might be wrong?

Nancy from North Vernon, IN

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February 16, 20090 found this helpful

I only know mine, but I think that the ball that closes the bottom so the water can fill up the tank isn't doing its job. I have to open the tank and push down the wire on top of the ball in order to get the toilet to fill maybe one of three times. I am sorry to say that I know very well the slight change in sound between the toilet filling and the toilet not filling. Good luck. I hope a plumber will tell both of us how to cure this inexpensively...I just don't want to pay the plumber's bill and so put up with the inconvenience.

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February 17, 20090 found this helpful

If the water in the bowl is the problem, try pouring a bottle of bleach in and let it set for a while and flush. If there is is some soft object partially plugging it this always works for me.

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February 17, 20090 found this helpful

Before you replace the the works in you tank, check to see if there is a blockage in the toilet. Start with a plunger then try a plumbers helper. This is a small plastic device that forces air down the toilet. They are easy to use and not to expensive. When a tank doesn't flush well it is usually a blockage. You can take the top off to see if the works in the tank are working right, but try to clear the toilet drain first. Good luck.

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February 22, 20090 found this helpful

Thank you all for the ideas. The problem fixed itself some how. Thanks again.

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February 22, 20090 found this helpful

When ours bubbles, it means it's time for the plumber to come and "roto rooter" the sewer line. There's a blockage in there. Hopefully this helps. Misty

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