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Replaced the flapper with a new one and the toilet will lose water until it triggers the fill valve in maybe an hour. Is the gasket betwenn the tank and the cistern leaking slowly?

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Check the fill tube. sometimes they crack, put some food coloring in the tank and that will help you find leaks too. gently squeeze the tube and see if you see water running down the inside of the tube

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the little hissing noise is probably the valve slowly filling the tank back up and the water leaking out is probably because the flapper ball needs replaced. You can see it and get to it and replace it very easily, it is the black ball in the bottom of the tank, it has a chain going from it to the flush handle.
First make sure the chain has not flipped over the handle or gotten twisted, I have seen this happen and it does not allow the flapper ball to go all the way down and seat.

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Make sure you turn the water off to the toilet before you replace the flapper ball your valve in the tank will open to fill the tank and it will run until you get a new flapper in place.

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The third reason is because there is particulat in the fill valve or mineral buildup and internally it doesnt always properly seal so it can run intermittently or all the time.
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If the water is not overflowing into this tube, then the only way you can lose water is through the flapper. You said you changed the flush valve, which would have come with a new flapper attached to it, but maybe buy a new flapper and see what happens???

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