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Or tighten bolts between tank and bowl. Make sure it's not a failed wax seal.

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Run your fingers around the pipe from the cistern (tank) to where it goes into the pan( bowl)
there is arubber gasket( fitting there that perishes and leaks water every time the system is flushed
lfush the system and feel fro water leaks
new gaskets are available from any hardware /plumber shop

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