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When talking about toilets, there are really only a few things that can go wrong and, unless it's a clogged drain or a leaky toilet seal gasket, most of them will be in the toilet tank. Be careful not to drop the toilet tank cover, it’s heavy.
The tank on a toilet, also called a flush tank or a cistern, is designed to hold a set amount of water that is used to refill the toilet bowl after it has been flushed. Toilet tanks are commonly found directly above and behind the bowl at the back of the toilet fixture. Toilet tanks also contain incorporated mechanisms to release the water from the tank and to allow it to be refilled.
Typically, on most common toilets, the tank is accessible by lifting the toilet tank cover off the top of the tank basin. Depending on the type of toilet, there are a few possible types of flushing systems contained within the tank: