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Have to flush 2 or 3 times to empty toilet bowl

Have 30 year old american standard one piece toilet purchased in 1979.
Recently plumber installed new fill valve model #2003 no vent away. Inside tank there is date nov 10, 1977 828 2003 K77.
Have to flush 2 or 3 times to remove waste in toilet. When I push flush knob, why doesn't the water come in with sufficient volume and force to remove contents of bowl? I wrote letter to American Standard and they did not have a solution.
Do you have any advice to cure problem? Thank you.

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  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    I have a 33 year old A.S. toilet, the tank is attached to the commode with two bolts, No leaks inside or out, water level is always at mark inside of tank. periodically I will get a complete flush after the water has been sitting for a while, but in most cases the flush begains with a strong flow from the tank, only to end up in a whirl and the waste not going out. Sometimes, after two or three flushing attempts with no results, I guide the floating waste out with a light pressure from my plunger. Note: The Flapper Valve opens and closes normally.



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Hello, this is a standard toilet you will need to inspect the flapper that is the rubber flap that holds the water up in the tank it works when you pull the lever it pulls the chain upward and lets the water flow if this flapper is old it may not stay up long enough for the water to flow. open the tank top and flush the toilet see if this flapper is staying up long enough and giving the tank enough time to empty if not change this rubber flapper its inexpensive part.
if this is not the reason then you need to adjust your water filler valve there should be a small screw on top of the pivoting float arm
if you have to adjust it for the water limit line inside the tank this will be the proper amount of water needed to flush once completely

also check that the chain lenth on the pull lever is not pulling the flapper down quicker than its supposed to,

try this let me know your results
hope it helps

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