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The chain keeps getting tangled and the toilet keeps running. The chain is very difficult to untangle

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There is too much slack in the chain. when the handle is at rest, there should be very little slack in the chain. and when you flush, don't slam the handle. also, if the handle is all the way down when you flush and the flapper is being pulled too high, leave a one link slack. and the hook that holds the chain, clamp it closed to avoid the chain getting rehooked on it.

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