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How to Repair a Clogged Toilet

How to Unclog a Toilet

If your toilet is clogged, this video can help you solve the problem. The first thing is to turn off the water so the clogged toilet will not overflow. Take off the lid to the toilet and reach behind the toilet to turn the water valve off.

Use the plunger first but if that is not successful, use the telescoping auger. Push it down, with a little tension on it into the main line. As you turn it, you will feel the tension auger drop. After using the snake, shop vacuum the water out. If it is still clogged you may need a professional to solve the problem, but in most cases you will have solved your clog.

What is needed for the job
Tools
  • Plunger
  • 6′ telescoping auger or snake
  • Water Shop Vacuum