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    Phil Herold Feb 13, 2017

    Hi please. Be more specific
    The are two seal on the toilet pan
    First is called a mulitfit (unles its very old) and fixed into a cast iron waste pipe if that the case you need to dig out the now very hard putty and replace it

    If it's a more recent then the multi quick fit has failed
    Needs to replaced
    Turn off the water suppy, dissconect the flush pipe
    Unscrew the pan, remove the existing muilti quick seal
    And replace it (note add a little washing up luiqid it will the slide straight in

    While the pan is out replace the flush pipe rubber seal (push fit)
    Also make sure the big plastic nut under the syctern
    Is screwed titely (if thats ware the leak is)

    Turn off the water supply, empty thecistern by pumping the handle flush, ( you get it all out) use a sponge for the last "3" inches of water , when empty
    Unscrew the big nut under neath on the flush pipe
    Remove the sifon, replace the thick s

  • Phil Herold
    Phil Herold Feb 13, 2017

    seal, refit the syphone unit. Run a little PTFE tape around the thread make sure the pipe is sqware in the union screw up the big nut( do not over tighten
    Job done

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Wesley, if you are talking about where the toilet mounts to the floor then you will have to remove the toilet and replace the toilet flange seal. There are several different types of seals and I would recommend the non-wax type. If you are talking about where the tank mounts to the toilet base there are several places where the leak could be coming from. You can buy a repair kit at most any hardware or home improvement store. There are also a variety of helpful videos on YouTube that can walk you through the process if you've never done this before. Good luck!

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