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The water in my toilet leaks away & then water perioditly runs in. I have replaced the flapper.

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Hello,

Foreign debris is lodged under the valve's seal. Debris may consist of calcium deposits, minute pieces of corroded pipe, rocks, rubber, solder,etc. that are carried by the water stream to the seal area, where they become trapped. Some well systems without a filter constantly circulate debris.

Then the way out to solve this problem

Shut off the water supply and remove the Valve cap (Model 400A: lift arm first) by rotating 1/8 turn counterclockwise.
Cover the opening with an inverted cup, and turn water on and off a few times. This should flush and remove water line debris. Turn cap over and clean seal surface by rinsing under running water.
Replace cap (400A: lift arm first) by rotating clockwise. Turn on water. In the case of well water supplies, the best long-term solution is a filter.Please rate this if it help.

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