repairing a clogged toilet
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Free a Toilet Clog: Use a Closet Auger

Toilet clogs almost always occur at the top of the tight, up-curving trap that's part of the fixture. In some cases, a plunger can provide enough power to clear the way, but more often than not, you'll have to use a closet auger.

Place the auger end into the bowl with its bent tip aiming up.

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