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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  • As a side note, sometimes as your handle wears out it will not be as tight and can cause that chain to get caught under the seal. You can shorten the chain as a temporary fix until you can replace the handle.

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  • What if the toilet still runs and the tank fills up though because that’s my issue

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    • The fill valve is either leaking or needs to be adjusted. (water will be running into the overflow in middle of the tank. Search YT or google for "replace toilet fill valve"

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  • That’s an interesting mechanism, the ones in the UK and I believe most of Europe have different mechanisms that are adjustable as you can get the same problem if the tank fills up too much. And it’s usually the whole flush and valve kit that’s replaced and costs around £20 ($24.60), great video btw

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  • Can you have a video about using the toilet and the toilet seat. Some boy won’t do it right! LOL. My kid is going to kill me for this comment. LOL.

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