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Is the flapper valve closing sooner then it should? Is the water line (the 1/4" vinyl tube at top of fill valve) going into the tank or into the overflow tube? Did anyone drop anything into the flush valve?
If the snake won't reach, it is not the toilet, but rather in the wasteline. if the qtips were the sort with paper stems and not plastic, you can use a bacterial enzyme drain opener to clear the clog over a few days. qtips should not have clogged the line. You likely have some buildup on the inside of your wastelines that will be cleaned out by the bacterial treatment. The chemical solutions are not as thorough as the bacterial and they are quite hard on sewer and septic systems.
The rubber stopper that is inside the back of the tank is allowing water to get by do to: (1.) Be wore out- must be replaced with a new one. (2.) The chain that is connected to the flush handle needs to be adjusted. However, if it has not been messed with recently, then it will be the (1.)
first shorten the chain from flush lever to the flapper valve by one or two links at a time until flushing properly
second the flapper valve might need a wipedown as well as its seal (top edge of tube where water goes down into bowl) the leaking is because the flapper valve is not seating properly.. you may need to replace the flapper itself.. easy to do, and a common part at hardware store.
Is it not refilling the tank or the bowl? I've got a toto also that is not fully refilling the bowl after each flush. No leaks or other problems. Tank refills fine. Seems that the flapper doesn't float long enough to allow a sufficient amount of water to drain into the bowl before closing. Any ideas?
I recently had the same problem. to let you know I replaced the filler
and the flapper to NO avail.
I tried flushing with the water OFF and it still did it thought it was
in the siphon so I removed the water going in there and it still made
This AM it got to me so I was determined to be rid of the WHINE
It only happens when the TOP is on that is when it hit me is the
seal so great that the vacuum creates the whine I put the little
rubber door stops, the one you use in door jams, on the four side and
tada no more sound Hope this helps
This type of problem is, for pretty obvious reasons, difficult to diagnose, especially when you can't interact with it. My guess is that you might actually have a blockage in your venting system. This system allows air in behind the water you are flushing to allow it to flow freely down the drain. If you have a blockage in it, the water has to pull air through the trap in the toilet, and that can lead to symptoms like the ones your describing. Are other drains in the bathroom running a little slower as well? Sometimes birds or squirels build nests in the top of vent pipes (which generally stick out of your roof) and end up blocking the air flow.
I am not a plumber but stumbled across the solution on my own. While watching the float during the flush cycle, it was obvious that it was very slow in moving downward along with the water level in the tank. The problem was that the small opening in the float chamber was partially clogged. Using just my fingers, I reached under the float chamber and cleaned off any debris that was blocking the opening underneath the float chamber. Put the float back on, and instantly the problem was solved. The tank fill started immediately after I flushed.