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Toilet Auger

If the plunger doesn't work, try a toilet auger. A toilet auger is a short, hollow, cleaned-out rod with a spring coil snake inside that has hooked end. A handle is attached to the coil that you can turn. The design is customized for toilets to clean out the toilet trap.

Follow these instructions..
  • Pull the spring coil through the hollow handle until it protrudes

  • Insert the auger all the way into the bowl and push the spring coil back through the handle until it rounds the sharp bend in the base of the toilet trap.

  • Slowly, turn the crank while pushing the flexible coil shaft through the hollow rod until it hits the blockage and pushes it through.

Purchasing a toilet auger may be the first item on your shipping list, however if you consider that most blockages are found in the trap of the toilet auger and how inexpensive an auger is, you may change your mind.     

If the toilet does not run freely after using the auger, do not flush the toilet as the water may be backing up in the main soil pipe to the septic system.

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