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American Standard Toilet does not flush except on rare occasions. Most of the time the water just swirls around but doesn't flush out. Waste is left in the toilet but the water does not back up in the bowl as it would if it was plugged up. Have 2 other toilets that flush fine using the same sewer line without a ptoblem

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I would suspect some sort of air lock in the pipe, or just a partial blockage which is slowing the water flow.
You may be able to clear it using a rubber plunger. You need a plunger that has a metal or hard plastic disk fitted above the rubber cup (to prevent the cup turning inside out).
If you have an ordinary plunger without the disk you could probably make one to fit it - perhaps the bottom cut out of a plastic drinks bottle and a hose clip to hold it in place.
You will need to work the plunger quite vigorously up and down in the toilet bowl to force a pulse of water through the system.
Pouring a large bucket full of water down the toilet after plunging may have more impact than just normal flushing. It will also refill the trap.

Posted on Feb 25, 2011

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