Why must I have to hit the toilet flush valve twice to get it to flush

Doesn't always happen, but most of the time.

  3 answers
  • Shoshana Shoshana on Feb 01, 2018
    Most likely, your flapper is old and worn. Over time, the flapper in your toilet tank (the piece that keeps water in your tank) can crack. This lets water slowly leak into your bowl, decreasing the amount of water in your tank. Then, when you flush, there isn't enough water in the tank to force the waste into the drain

  • Pgl Pgl on Feb 01, 2018
    Definitely check and replace your flapper [ it is easy to do] next check your chain connected to your toilet handle, take the top off the toilet and hit your handle see if it pulls up your flapper right away, sometimes you need to adjust the chain by a loop or two . Don't make the chain to taught or you will hear your toilet running.

  • Myfivecents Myfivecents on Feb 01, 2018
    Replace the toilet if it is old.

    We did that for years and my husband refused to replace the toilet. We had replaced all of the guts in the tank multiple times and it never made any difference. After he passed away, I replaced the toilet. It was wonderful not to have to fight with getting the toilet to flush and having to flush multiple times. Saved huge on the water bill too.