For a long time our guy and I had a toilet issue, then the stupid thing would never flush, then you would push down on the handle and it felt flimsy and gross, and my guy isn’t all that handy of a guy, however he told myself and others every one of us should call a plumber for a toilet repair.
I didn’t feel it was a major plumbing issue.
I knew it wasn’t the drainage or a piping concern, and so I did some googling on our own. I then took off the toilet tank and was shocked at what I found. I figured inside there would be a ton of gears and parts. It is just a plug and flapper. That flapper is attached to a chain. That is about it. It was super basic; Online was entirely helpful too. I figured out that the chain was just too long and not allowing the plug to close. I shortened the chain and then everything worked perfectly. It flushed appreciate normal and all our drainage was good. I then experienced concerns with the toiler later on and ripped off the tank again. I realized our chain was too short and I got hooked on the plug. That was another concern all together. Shoerterning and lengthening the chain in the tilet is about all I have ever done plumbing wise. You would swear I am a licensed plumber though. My guy is just amazed by our toilet skills. Now anytime something goes wrong with it he feels that I am on par with a plumber and will figure it out.