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Toilet fills with water when flushed and drains slowly.

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It is clogged up, needs to be plunged, If you have a clean-out that you can peek in, see if the water flows by fast there or not, It could just be at the bowl. If not, you will need to snake the clean-out or the vent through the roof. I had a job once where the water stopped up and I couldn't find the clog, so I had to saw the pipe in a few places till I found it, and when I let it go, It went. All over the place. It was in 3 inch pipe that is supposed to drain, it didn't, so check it out, hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 29, 2010

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SOURCE: American Standard Elongated toilet bowl water level slowly drops

The tank holding the proper amount of water is a good sign. The inside of the stool is like the GOOSE NECK under you sink. It always holds water. This may sound like a bit of a hassle to do but if all 3 toilets are identical, here is what you can try if you are a bit handy. Go to the hardware store and purchase 4 toilet wax rings with a plastic flange and a few sets of toilet floor flange bolts(they are cheap and you can always return if not used, as It is better to have xtra parts on hand). Turn off the water supply to the "Mystery Toilet". Leave the tank and everything connected to the stool. Flush the toilet and remove all excess water from the tank and bowl. This can be done with a shop vac, sponge or towel. Disconnect the water supply to the tank. Remove the bolts holding the stool to the floor and carefully remove toilet. Scrap off all the old wax from the floor flange and bottom of stool. Now go and repeat this proceedure to one of the toilets that is working properly. In other words Switch the "Mystery Toilet" with a "Working Toilet" and see how they react. If the working toilet does it in the same bathroom and the "Mystery Toilet" does not do it in the other bathroom then you probably have a VENTING PROBLEM. If the "Mysery Toilet" Does it in the other bathroom then you most likely have a Defective Toilet. This Job is best done by 2 people, as it can sometimes be challenging to center the new wax ring on the toilet flange. Reconnect to the floor and reconnect water supply to the tanks. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN BOLTS to the floor flange as you may crack the toilet. All drain lines must be vented properly for water to flow. If you are curious check out drain venting on the internet. Also, sometimes a vent can become obstructed with debris, ice, bird nest, etc.. I would 1st check the vent on the roof visually and then have someone flush and listen. If you believe the vent is clear....Then do the toilet switch and go from there.....Hope this helps and Happy Holidays....Joe

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buy a universal fill valve and replace it

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You need to replace the flapper and you will need to purchase one specifically for the Kohler toilet. I have the same toilet and tried using a generic flapper and from experiance, it didn't work until I bought the correct one and I'm a plumber! Have a great night.

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Same thing here. We have tree roots that occassionally grow into the sewer line out in front of the house. About every 6 months we would have to snake the whole line. We started buying Root-X which keeps the pipes clear of roots and which does not harm the pipe. Once a year we put it in there and leave overnight. No problems anymore. We get ours on EBay.

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Check your flapper line to the flush handle. The flapper is in the tank on bottom. There shoiuld be a plastic line to handle or chain. :)

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