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The little hissing noise is probably the valve slowly filling the tank back up and the water leaking out is probably because the flapper ball needs replaced. You can see it and get to it and replace it very easily, it is the black ball in the bottom of the tank, it has a chain going from it to the flush handle.
First make sure the chain has not flipped over the handle or gotten twisted, I have seen this happen and it does not allow the flapper ball to go all the way down and seat.

If you rub you finger across the top of the flapper ball and black (deteriorated rubber) comes off then replace the flapper ball, remove the clip from the handle, lift the fubber ears of the flapper ball off of the plastic posts at the base of the bowl fill tube, and replace making sure that there is not to much slack in the new chain, just adjust the clip on the new chain where there is just enough so that the new ball seats.

Make sure you turn the water off to the toilet before you replace the flapper ball your valve in the tank will open to fill the tank and it will run until you get a new flapper in place.

You can het a new flapper for a few bucks at Lowes, Ace, even Wal-mart

Posted on Mar 13, 2011

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