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American Standard Hamilton Toilet Leaking

The flapper on our American Standard Hamilton toilet does not seem to seal properly. We have 2 units doing the same thing. What is the best repair here? We have replaced with factory parts but it still seems to leak.

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You have installed the parts improperly. You must have 3/8 of an inch slack in the chain from the flapper to the handle when flapper is closed.

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