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The flap goes down too quickly

Before the bowel empties you have to hold the handle down to get a complete flush the chain is tight so i dont what else to check

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Just a thought, you might try to get a piece of chain at a hardware store and do it yourself.....might cost $3, maybe less. There is also a screw on the top of the lever the chain and float are attached to, you can loosen or tight it to change the way the toilet flushes.
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