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American standard toilet 1040 won't flush properly anymore

When flushed there is a big explosion at the bottom of the bowl then it swirls around and sometimes empties and sometimes not

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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

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Flush valve drops before bowl completes flush

is the flapper weighted? if it is it will cause it to shut prematurely. one thing you can do is increase the water in the tank. you might have to buy a pvc cuppler to put on the over flow to allow it to fill up more. korky makes a nice flapper thats not weighted

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

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You might check under the rim of the toilet, there are about 12 little holes that when you flush water comes out to start the most important part of the flush. The swrill, with out it hard to flush. Talk a piece of wire hanger ( I know "NO WIRE HANGERS") and use it to push up into the holes. Hard water deposits sometimes build up there.

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your float is stuck

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SOURCE: American Standard Toilet does not flush except on

I would suspect some sort of air lock in the pipe, or just a partial blockage which is slowing the water flow.
You may be able to clear it using a rubber plunger. You need a plunger that has a metal or hard plastic disk fitted above the rubber cup (to prevent the cup turning inside out).
If you have an ordinary plunger without the disk you could probably make one to fit it - perhaps the bottom cut out of a plastic drinks bottle and a hose clip to hold it in place.
You will need to work the plunger quite vigorously up and down in the toilet bowl to force a pulse of water through the system.
Pouring a large bucket full of water down the toilet after plunging may have more impact than just normal flushing. It will also refill the trap.

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a) If tank is leaking water, then flapper is suspect. Replace flapper and see if that works.
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