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A homeowner is bound to face toilet flush trouble at least a couple of times during his homeownership. Most flush issues are just so common that even an ordinary homeowner can troubleshoot it on its own. Plumbing Association of San Diego

Self-Troubleshooting Guide Website DoItYourself.com shared common flush problems faced by most households. One of those they discussed is “Phantom Flushes.”

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“You may periodically hear your toilet begin to spontaneously refill, as though someone had flushed it. A toilet that cuts on and off by itself, or runs intermittently, has a problem that plumbers call a phantom flush. The cause is a very slow leak from the tank into the bowl. This problem is almost certainly caused by a bad flapper or flapper seat. The solution is to drain the tank and bowl, check and clean the flapper seat, and replace the flapper if it’s worn or damaged.”

Read the other flush problems they mentioned here.

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Home improvement website TheSpruce.com also published an article on common flush problems that can be resolved by the homeowner himself. One of those tackled is a loose flushing mechanism. A/C And HVAC  

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“Another very easy problem to fix is when the flush handle becomes loose or disconnected from the rest of the tank. It usually requires one of two solutions: Reconnect the lift wire or lift chain that connects the lift arm from the flapper. Adjust the handle mounting nut inside the tank; it has reverse threads that require counterclockwise rotation to tighten.”

Check out the other flushing issues they mentioned in their article here.

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Lowes.com also enumerated the many common problems involving toilet flush mechanisms. One of the flush troubles they discussed is the toilet not flushing completely.

“Make sure there’s not too much slack in the lift chain. Adjust as needed. Check for a proper water level in the tank. Adjust the fill level according to manufacturer’s instructions. Make sure the flapper is installed properly and is the correct size and type for your toilet. Replace the flapper if necessary.”

The whole guide can be found here.

When unsure as to how to resolve flush troubles, get in touch with a licensed plumber.

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