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How Toilets Work

By: Marshall Brain

Parts of a Toilet

There are several interrelated components that make a toilet do what it does.

If you take off the tank cover and peer inside, you will see all of the parts. The three main systems that work together are:

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  • The bowl siphon
  • The flush mechanism
  • The refill mechanism

Let's look at each of these parts separately until the secrets of the toilet are revealed.