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    okay - we have a crane toliet. the overfill tube assembly broke, so we went to home depot and bought a fluidmaster replacement kit, which included a new flap. Everything worked fine for a couple of months until recently. We are slowly losing water in the tank (I marked where it was after a flush and would check back later and the water level was down). This causes the toliet to run and replace the lost water. So, from everything I read, it has been suggested to replace the flap. Went to home depot and bought another fluidmaster flap. Still having the same problem. Is there anything else I should be doing or looking at? Is there a way to create a better seal between the flap and the bottom of the tank? Thanks!

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    I bet you put the refill tube down inside the overflow instead of using the clip provided for the refill tube. This will cause the water to siphon out of the tank. The end of the refill must end above the water level of the tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnjh2o1 View Post
    I bet you put the refill tube down inside the overflow instead of using the clip provided for the refill tube. This will cause the water to siphon out of the tank. The end of the refill must end above the water level of the tank.

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    Unless, I'm misunderstanding the terminology, the answer is no. I've attached a pic of what it looks like inside the tank. Any other suggestions or things to look at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ineedhelp View Post
    Unless, I'm misunderstanding the terminology, the answer is no. I've attached a pic of what it looks like inside the tank. Any other suggestions or things to look at?

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    The end of the refill tube is below the water level in tank, that is where your problem is. There is a clip that comes with the fluid master ballcock that goes on the overflow tube and holds the refill above the water level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnjh2o1 View Post
    The end of the refill tube is below the water level in tank, that is where your problem is. There is a clip that comes with the fluid master ballcock that goes on the overflow tube and holds the refill above the water level.

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    Thanks John! I cut some of the excess tubing and it is now above the water line. So far so good. Crossing my fingers that this will solve my problem!

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