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Hard to flush the toilets

There is an extreme suction when trying to flush the toilets. I know where it's happening although I do not know what to use to fix it. It is at the opening which lets the water out to drain. Any ideas?

  • Shoshana
    Shoshana Great Neck, NY
    Yesterday

    Sounds like you need to replace the flush valve. This should help you do that-https://dengarden.com/home-improvement/Help-Why-is-it-so-hard-to-flush-my-Mansfield-toilet

  • Hope Williams
    Hope Williams Young Harris, GA
    Yesterday

    Hey Cindy. Is this happening at your sinks and more than 1 toilet? I need to know if the “s” in toilets is meant to be more than 1. If it is more than 1 toilet and sink drains as well, it’s a bigger problem than the valves inside your toilet. But first, need more info.
    Let me be clear; it sounds like a back flow of gasses exchanging in a wrong way. And that could be a couple different things as well.

  • Hope Williams
    Hope Williams Young Harris, GA
    Yesterday

    Also, sewer or septic tank? ive run this 10 ways to Sunday as I don’t want you to pay a plumber until you have to. And I don’t believe you need to right now.
    Remember, all drains have a P trap. It is meant to hold water to prevent sewer gasses from entering your home. So suction tells me there is a blockage somewhere. But....you can get diagnostic help BEFORE you pay anyone a dollar! Process of elimination here.

  • Marybelle7
    Marybelle7
    Yesterday

    look for the name of the manufacturer of your toilet and the model number (under the tank lid). I have mansfield toilets and when I called them they happily sent me replacement parts which were easy to install. My toilets were becoming terribly hard to push the handle to flush.

  • William
    William Burbank, IL
    4 hours ago

    Shoshana has the solution. The rubber seal has deteriorated or hardened over time and needs to be replaced. The link has instructions how to do it.

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