A malfunctioning toilet may also be your only toilet so handling the problem right away is imperative. Improperly functioning plumbing may be one of the more frustrating problems a homeowner has to deal with! Before you call a plumber because your toilet won’t flush, check to see if the problem is a simple one that you can fix yourself. Some of possible causes of a toilet that won’t flush are shutoffs in water supply, clogs or faulty parts inside the tank.
Examine the holes on the inside of the toilet bowl under the rim. According to Ask the Builder expert Tim Carter, if you do not have a clog in the drain, these holes may be clogged with mineral deposits. Use a straightened wire coat hanger to clean these out. Then do the same to the siphon hole, which is located at the exit hole of the toilet bowl.