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I have a American Standard Cadet three, it flushes properly but the bowl does not fill up with much water unless I hold down the handle....is this normal?

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In the tank check that the small white hose is not kinked or has fallen away from the center tube where the flush flapper is located the white hose goes into the center and fills the bowl

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