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My toilet sometimes that 2 to 3 time to flush correctly. do I have to replace it or can it be fixed.

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You need to raise the water level in the tank so you get more water to the bowl when you flush the toilet. You can do this by adjusting the float most toilets have a water level line in the back of the tank adjust the float to this level and flust it. You can also adjust the flapper to open more when the handle is pushed they usually are connected to the handle with a chain and adjusting a link or two will allow the flapper to open more when the handle is pressed.

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