Repairing a Toilet

July 9, 2014

Watch where the water comes out and goes into the bowl. There are about 50 or so holes to allow that water to flush. If they are restricted, it will impede the flow. Take an ice pick or nail and poke each one of the holes. If you feel any that are blocked, that may be your problem.


Source: I learned this from a plumber.

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September 27, 2015

The flush started leaking into the bowl and after sometime it stopped flushing. I closed the main valve to save water, but now I need to fix it.

I cannot open the lid as the flush button seems attached. Any help here is appreciated. Find the photos attached.

Repairing Cistern Flush Button
Repairing Cistern Flush Button


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October 26, 20170 found this helpful

The cable attached to the button may be clogged. There is an excellent article with pictures on all kinds of problems with this type of toilet here:

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January 15, 2012

After a water main break down the street, the toilet makes a loud, rumbling noise each time it re-fills. Is there an easy do-it-yourself fix?

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February 14, 2018

Rather than the typical lever style flush handle, a push button toilet has a button on top that when depressed operates the flushing mechanism. This is a page about fixing a push button toilet.

Push Button Toilet

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March 17, 2017

Determining the source of the leak is the first step in making the repair to a leaking toilet. This is a page about repairing a leaking toilet.

A plumber repairing a leaking toilet.

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March 1, 2017

Repairing and replacing some parts on a toilet are simple homeowner fixes. This is a page about rubber flapper in toilet will not close after flushing.

The inside of a toilet with a hand on the flapper.

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February 15, 2017

If there is water accumulating around the base of your toilet, the wax ring may be damaged and need replacing. This is a page about replacing a wax toilet ring.

View of the underside of a toilet, including wax ring.

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