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Toilet problem. Water level rises with no problem and then after about 15-20 seconds the water drops and then rises properly, but then drops again in 20 seconds. I can't figure out why it is doing it or how to fix it

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The flapper at the bottom of the tank is leaking

Posted on May 10, 2017

  • Jim Burke
    Jim Burke May 10, 2017

    So does the Flapper need replaced? I took the flapper off and it looks fine. It doesn't look cracked like there would be a leak

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