Increase the water level in your toilet bowl by adjusting the height of the float. A higher float retains more water in the tank and allows the toilet to fill higher. This is a quick repair that takes only a couple of minutes and requires a standard screwdriver.Know More
Take the lid off from the tank at the back of your toilet. Set the lid in a safe place so that it will not get broken.
Flushing the toilet gives you a couple of minutes to make the adjustment in a water-free environment. If you don't finish and the tank fills too high, simply flush it again.
If you see a pole-type apparatus with a bar attaching it somewhat horizontally to a floating ball, you have a float rod and ball assembly. If see a pole with a wide plastic cylinder that moves up and down around the pole, you have a floating cup assembly.
For a float rod-and-ball assembly, turn the screw, found at the pole end of the rod that connects to the ball, counterclockwise one half turn. For a floating cup assembly, locate the clip that connects the cup to the narrow vertical rod that runs parallel to the pole. Pinch the clip on both ends and raise it one-half inch.
Flush the toilet, and check to see if the water level in the bowl is correct. If necessary, fine tune until reaching the desired level.
Steps to take to ensure that a toilet flushes properly include unclogging it with a plunger or auger, making sure that the water level in the tank is appropriate, and fixing any problems with the rubber flapper and lift chain. The precise solution depends on the immediate problem, so troubleshooting to discover this is required.Full Answer >
To fix a toilet bowl that does not refill after flushing, ensure that the water is turned on and the fill valve is functioning properly. Fill valves can either be repaired with a kit or fully replaced.Full Answer >
Water can disappear from the bowl of the toilet through a crack in the toilet or through a crack in the pipes connecting to it. Check the surrounding area of the toilet for any leaks or drips.Full Answer >
A toilet uses a siphon to drain the water from the bowl down into the sewer system, according to HowStuffWorks. When several gallons of water are rapidly added to the toilet, it creates a pressure differential that causes the flush.Full Answer >