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If it's leaking between the toilet and the floor, you put the wax ring in wrong. If it's leaking between the toilet and the tank, you need to replace the gasket.

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Q: Why after replacing the wax seal is there a water leak between the toilet and floor when you turn the water on even before you flush?
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