How to fix most running toilets.

This is how you fix most toilets that won't stop running.
It is more than likely that the flapper isn't sealing properly. It gets a little more complicated (and the video would be a lot longer) if it is the float valve, so you should start by swapping out the flapper.
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  • I DID IT! I DID IT! I DID IT! I FIXED MY TOILET! OMG! I'm so excited! I've never been able to fix anything! I have duepencher's disease and my fingers don't work well but I still did it! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm so grateful!

    MarieMarie12 hours ago
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  • Dad, what if my tank and bowl are full, but there’s still a quieter sound of water running? I usually have to open the tank, tap the little thingy thing, and then it stops. I don’t know what the “thingy thing” is actually called...but it’s the top of that arm. Help me please!

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