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Why does the water go over the top of the float

How do i stop the water from going over the top of the float (so tank overflows but toilet bowl stops filling ) My son inlaw installed this last week and now it is overflowing thru the flush handle

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Bend float down to adjust water level if water is covering float and still not stopping some flushers have an adjustment screw on top also turn slowly a 1/4 turn at a time if still doesnt stop lift float until stop bend rod to adjust if water doesnt stop from lift than diaphragm in flusher bad and have to change out again

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