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When toilet is flushed the water in the bowl is sucked out

When the toilet is flushed the water in the bowl gets sucked right out almost empty...then if i flush again it almost overfills but it does then drain away

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Your drain may be plugging up, when you flush the 2nd time, the 1st bowl of water did not go all the way down, and the second flush lands on top of it. check drain.

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