Are you trying to figure out the reason your toilet won’t flush? It can be difficult when you don’t know what to look for. While it’s annoying when your toilet won’t flush, it’s usually a simple fix with some basic tools.
Below we have compiled 6 possible causes of a non-flushing toilet.
If you flush anything other than toilet paper down the toilet or use too much toilet paper, the pipes can clog and you won’t be able to flush anymore. These types of clogs are frequently caused by sanitary products.
If the toilet tank isn’t filled with enough water, it won’t flush as the bowl will not be refilled. You should be able to see about an inch of water from the top of the overflow tube in the back of the tank.
In order to flush, you move the handle, which pulls the chain, which lifts the flapper. It is the flapper’s movement that signals the toilet to drain. As soon as the flapper closes, the bowl fills back up with water again. The flapper cannot be raised if the chain breaks.
The flapper allows water into the tank to flush everything down the drain. When your flapper is warped, bent, or otherwise damaged, your toilet will never stop “filling”. Luckily, flappers are fairly easy and inexpensive to replace.
Occasionally, your toilet might not flush even if all the parts are in good working order. Your drain line could be the source of the problem. Your house’s sewage is taken out through these pipes. The problem will be evident in all your toilets and drains around your house if it’s a drain line issue.
If you aren’t hearing or seeing any water move when you press the handle, it just means your toilet handle is disconnected. When you press the handle, the toilet flapper raises, and water is dumped into the bowl. Many things can disconnect the handle from the flapper. Fixing it is as basic as reconnecting a couple of basic parts.