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I had this problem before. It was due to the big plastic nut that hold the flapper unit to the tank was not tight enough, thus water was slowly seeping out. This may be your problem if the other suggestions are not it.


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This happened to me once. I solved it by shutting off the water all the way and turning it back on again. If that doesn't help, try taking the parts out one by one and flushing them with water. It's possible a small piece of debris (Such as an iron or mineral deposit) got stuck in there.


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If the soap doesn't work, I'd go with a drain zip before going to a snake. There are a lot of brands, burt basically a drain zip is a three dollar, 2.5 foot (3/4 meter) long flat, bendy piece of plastic, with plastic barbs along the sides. It's great for getting hairballs out of the shower drain, and should bend its way quite nicely through the toilet to the ...


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You have a 3-year old (deep sigh) - odds are pretty good it's not a 2-week old subscription card (ought to be pretty much mush by now) but some other object likely flushed more recently. My slow-toilet (unreliable) magic trick is dishwashing liquid, which sometimes (but not always) lubricates things enough to make plunging far more effective. Just a little ...


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I would recommend against using 2 wax rings due to the increased possibility of leaks. Short of hiring a plumber to raise the flange, there are products like this that allow you to raise the flange and still follow building codes.


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If the sound is only heard when material is added to the bowl, you can disregard any involvement of the flushing mechanism. This must logically be the case, unless you omitted to mention that you also flushed the toilet afterwards, and/or that the liquid had entered the bowl from the water tank. If the latter is the case, the tank would make a gushing noise ...


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I have the same problem. We do not have a septic tank but live in a town house condo. The level of toilet water gets very low when it's windy and when it's raining a lot it will not flush. The water goes down very slowly only. I understand the water level in the toilet is because of the vacuum that is caused by the wind over the vent pipe on the roof so ...


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Sounds like a pissed-off fill valve, acting like a reed. You'd have to get your hands on a crappy toilet, swap out the fill valve, and hope it has a similar failure; not recommended. (all puns intended)


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Sounds like the flapper is leaking and/or broken altogether. See instructions on replacing a flapper here: http://www.wikihow.com/Fix-a-Flapper-on-a-Toilet See other possibly useful answers here: How can I fix a toilet that flushes incompletely? and here: Why do my toilets flush slowly and often incompletely? EDIT: Um, after re-reading the question, I ...


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You could make someone happy and have it video inspected and/or snaked (where "someone" is the guy who gets paid) but there's plenty of 100 year old waste plumbing still in service, and not being used does not harm the pipe. Dump 5 gallons down there and see if it leaves promptly - if not, then spend extra money on it.



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