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How do I adjust the flapper on the Fluidmaster 400AK Complete Toilet Tank Repair Kit For 1.6 GPF?

The flapper keeps dropping down with a clapping noise when I flush the toilet. How do I get it to go down slower?

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Bigger diameter means more water,see if you can figure out how to
make the hole smaller but keep it sealed somehow..every body is a genius you are one of them amigo.

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I struggled myself for a while looking at many online videos, replaced the flapper and the toilet still flushed on it's own! I noticed that the flapper chain got often stuck when the flapper lowered down, which caused water still running out and than I came up with my own idea; there is a white plastic fastener inside the water tank for the flush handle outside, that got apparently loose in time and can be even fastened manually, no tool needed! This fixed my problem! I haven't seen this tip anywhere, so I wanted to share it.

Posted on Apr 03, 2015

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