DIY Tips

Is Your Toilet Not Draining?

Watch this step-by-step video to help you fix your toilet.

1

Check everything is connected

Make sure all parts inside the tank are connected.

2

Select the right plunger

A cup plunger is the most common plunger. It is designed for anything with a flat surface like a sink or tub, but it is ineffective on toilets.

A flange plunger is designed for toilets and other drains that don’t have a flat surface. Its shape allows for the best seal.

An accordion plunger is also designed for toilets and creates the most force. However, it can be difficult to create a good seal.

3

Submerge the plunger

Once you have found the right plunger, submerge it. If the plunger is not fully submerged, add water to help ensure a good seal.

4

Plunge up and down

Start plunging straight up and down until the stoppage has been cleared.

5

Remove plunger

Once the stoppage has been cleared, remove the plunger and use toilet as normal.

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