I've been flushing my toilet with a bucket of water because the reservoir is
cracked. The funny thing is that it won't
flush unless I fill it at least 3/4's full with water...that is, most of the
time. Occasionally it will flush with a
smaller amount of water, but usually it takes allot before the flush movement
begins. BTW, what is the normal level of
water required to initiate a flush? This is not a low flow toilet, but it's a
normal non-elongated type.
Does this sound like an obstacle in the trap, or...well, what else could it be?
I've used one of those specialized
toilet augers, the one with a 3 ft metal tube with a bend at the end (the auger
cable goes through the tube) but that
didn't produce anything or help the problem.
Your toilet is a substandard low cost unit with an unglazed undersized
outlet and trap. Bite the bullet and get something better engineered,
and at least check Consumer Reports and this NG archives for decent
brands and models. Not all models in all brands are without faults,
with the possible exception of Toto. HTH
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