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Old 05-20-2018, 06:43 AM
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I had to pull the toilet. I removed old wax ring and replaced with a new one. Reset toilet and hooked up water line. Now the toilet doesn't want to flush. Every thing I touched this week end has turned to crap. Any ideas as to why it doesn't want to flush? Thanks chris
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Old 05-20-2018, 06:46 AM
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I had to pull the toilet. I removed old wax ring and replaced with a new one. Reset toilet and hooked up water line. Now the toilet doesn't want to flush. Every thing I touched this week end has turned to crap. Any ideas as to why it doesn't want to flush? Thanks chris
What does "doesn't want to flush" mean?

Have you asked nicely?
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Old 05-20-2018, 06:47 AM
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Double check that your ballcock inside the reservoir is sealed .
Doe sit fill up & stop.
You have to have water to it .
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Old 05-20-2018, 06:49 AM
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It means that it just swirls around and doesn't go down. Eventually it did after multiple attempts. We didn't have that problem until I I reset it yesterday. And yes I asked very nicely as it was a fresh deuce.
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Old 05-20-2018, 06:52 AM
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why did you pull to toilet? Drain line has to be clear and vent stack has to be clear for the water to go away.
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Old 05-20-2018, 06:57 AM
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Sounds like you need to do a pinch and courtesy flush!
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Old 05-20-2018, 06:58 AM
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May be restricted water flow from the tank and bowl through the floor outlet. What was the problem for you to initially remove the toilet?
Anything blocking the water and deuce path? Flap and tank work OK?

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why did you pull to toilet? Drain line has to be clear and vent stack has to be clear for the water to go away.
the cheap plastic flange broke where bolt goes so the toilet was wobbly.
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Did you put anything in or over the drain to keep the odors and gasses from bothering you while working on it???
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Did you use a very tall wax ring? It may have oooozzzed out into the pipe and is causing a blockage. Rings are available in multiple heights.......
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Did the wax ring stay in place when you reinstalled the toilet?
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Did you put anything in or over the drain to keep the odors and gasses from bothering you while working on it???
I did not
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Did the wax ring stay in place when you reinstalled the toilet?
I'm pretty sure it stayed in place. I've decided to replace cheap flange and install another wax ring and see what happens
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Originally Posted by vincentdivincenzo View Post
Double check that your ballcock inside the reservoir is sealed .
Doe sit fill up & stop.
You have to have water to it .
Heh... you said ballcock... (snicker)
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Originally Posted by bottomfeeder28 View Post

I'm pretty sure it stayed in place. I've decided to replace cheap flange and install another wax ring and see what happens
These work good if your not already using one.
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Originally Posted by bottomfeeder28 View Post
It means that it just swirls around and doesn't go down. Eventually it did after multiple attempts. We didn't have that problem until I I reset it yesterday. And yes I asked very nicely as it was a fresh deuce.

Swirling in the bowl is a indication that the water from the tank is not entering the bowl fast enough.
Dump a bucket of water in and see if it goes down. This way you will know you have clear lines below the toilet
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Here ya go.




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Remove toilet insert arm in hole feel for duce
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many times people will stuff a rag in the open drain pipe when they take the toilet off to keep "gasses" and smells from coming back up, that is why we keep water in a toilet to keep the gasses from coming back into the house, if you forget to remove them you will have trouble flushing, if it's a cloth rag you may never get it to flush, if you used paper towels they may have softened enough to have gone down after several attempts
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or you just make really big POOP, maybe that is it
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