Toilet fills with water and drains but doesn't flush?
I threw some paper towels in the toilet and clogged it. I managed to get the toilet to flush with a plunger. But now when I try to test the flushing again (toilet bowl has nothing in it but water), the bowl just fills with water and drains slowly instead of actually flushing. The tank refills with water after I try to flush. What could be causing this and how can I fix it?
- Ron AkiaLv 68 months agoFavorite Answer
The paper towels don't dissolve as easy as toilet paper and get stuck in the plumbing.Try snaking it out.
- Anonymous8 months ago
It is still clogged. Now it needs to be snaked out. Meaning you got to call a plumber @ $125 for a house call. Tell him over the phone exactly what you put in so he knows what he needs to bring. Have CASH ready. Basically you made it costly for YOURSELF.No paper towels, no newspapers, no garbage, no rabbits, no cats, no guinea pigs no fish - just what comes out your butt and pee hole. Barf is allowed too. Some toilet paper is acceptable.- for years of trouble free use. Uneaten food goes into the garbage can.
. Draino won't touch it. it is in the pipes.
- WOOWHOLv 78 months ago
check the FLAPPER its not sealing
- Spock (rhp)Lv 78 months ago
those paper towels became waterlogged and swelled up -- your drain is clogged. it needs either to be snaked out, or use lots of patience and about three cans of drano -- including letting it stand overnight. ps: turn water off and flush [let it drain] then add the drano and let stand
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- ALv 78 months ago
paper towels are still stuck in the toilet
- elhighLv 78 months ago
You shifted the clog but didn't clear it. You'll need to plunge some more or get an auger and snake out the clog that way.
What could be causing this? You already know: paper towels.
That was a careless, foolish thing to do. Don't do that again.
- LLv 58 months ago
It appears the clog is further down the line. You need a Snake to clean it out and then your toilet will flush just fine. Next time, toss paper towels in the trash.
- John AldenLv 78 months ago
The drain is still clogged.
- Aussie DevilLv 68 months ago
the pipe is blocked and you cannot fix that . A plumber can fix that
- DroopyLv 58 months ago
Its still partially clogged. need to plunge more let it sit for while an flush it. most the time a partially clog will break loose. at worst u might have to remove toilet but very doubtful.