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Always have to hold handle to get it to flush

I have an Eljer two piece toilet, I have to hold the handle down the entire time it is flushing, if I let go, it stops flushing. What can be done about this?

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Lift the lid,and look, flush, the rubber valve that opens when lever is is pulled should float, so either its very loose or broken and needs to be replaced.plz rate-bozcro

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Try shortening the pull chain inside the tank, that lifts the flapper in the bottom of the tank. If that does not help, buy a new flapper at the hardware store (less than $3) and install new one (job takes 1 minute). This will solve your problem.

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