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Slow flushing toilet.....won't pull all the material down the drain....used to work fine.....tried plunging....tried drain snake.....used a coat hanger to **** the holes under the rim, nothing worked.....I am trying CLR down the pipe in the tank......another brilliant ideas

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There is either something lodged in the bottom ,in the toilet,or the drain is restricted with something on down in the sewer drain.

Posted on May 26, 2010

  • waynebaenen Oct 11, 2010

    how do you get a lodged object out of the toilet when it wont move either wayu

  • Ronny Bennett Sr.
    Ronny Bennett Sr. Oct 11, 2010

    remove the toilet and reach inside from the bottom

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When this happens with a brand new unit, there are a couple of things that can be causing it:

The drain hose/garden hose you're using is to long. It should not exceed 48" in length and must slope down and straight to the floor drain.

A piece of packing material or debris is in the hose concector and inner tubing. To remove this clog, turn the unit OFF & unplug it. Then Using an appropriately sized, 18" long, plastic Zip Tie, carefully insert the tip of Zip Tie into the hole or tubing. Continue to push it in until you reach a bend in the tubing. You will need to gingerly work the Zip Tie past this bend, until it either bottoms out or you run out of usable Zip Tie. Then slowly pull the Zip Tie back out while rotating (twisting) it. This will breakup any clogs. As you reach the inserted end of the Zip Tie, be prepared, as some water may follow. Reconnect the hose, plug the unit in and turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to ON. Set the humidity extraction level to 35% . Allow the unit to run, while you monitor the hose end for water flow. Be patient, as it may take 5 to 10 minutes to start flowing.

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Christianeta, first let me clarify one thing. The FixYa website you posted the problem on, is not the Whirlpool website, nor the Canadian Tire website.. And we don't sell appliances of any type. But, I can help you with your problem.

Despite it being a new unit, there may be some packing material clogging the inner tubing of the the hose connection. Or the hose you're using is to long (over 48") or is kinked or is not sloping down and straight to the floor drain. It relies on gravity to drain, so it will not drain up. When any of the aforementioned happens, water is diverted into the water collection bucket.

To clear any potential packing material or a clog from the inner hose connection tubing, please do the following:

Turn the unit OFF and Unplug it and disconnect the hose.

Using an appropriately sized, 18" long, plastic Zip Tie, carefully insert the tip of Zip Tie into the hole or tubing. Continue to push it in until you reach a bend in the tubing. You will need to gingerly work the Zip Tie past this bend, until it either bottoms out or you run out of usable Zip Tie. Then slowly pull the Zip Tie back out while rotating (twisting) it. This will breakup any clogs. As you reach the inserted end of the Zip Tie, be prepared, as some water may follow. Reconnect the hose, plug the unit in and turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to ON. Set the humidity extraction level to 35% or Maximum if you have a manually controlled unit. Allow the unit to run, while you monitor the hose end for water flow. It may take 10 to 15 minutes for water to start flowing. So, be patient.

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2. The drain tube to the bucket may be clogged. To solve this problem do the following:

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