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When i flush the toliet the flapper stays up and will not fall back down so toliet keeps trying to fill

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Make sure chain or rubber lift device isn't holding it up, or it isn't rubbing against side of tube beside it. A new flapper can be purchased at most hardware stores, and are easy to replace, if it comes down to that. Did this just happen suddenly, or was something adjusted or changed in the tank?

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Adjust the chain that connects the flap to the handle give it some slack but not so much as to get chain laying under the flap good luck and hope it helps

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