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Check to Make Sure the Bottom of the Toilet is Clean
Making sure the bottom of the toilet is clean will ensure a gap free seal when you reset it. This step is a lot easier with a helper. You can have them check the bottom of the toilet right after you lift it and scrap off any wax that's stuck to it. If you don't have a helper you can lay the toilet on it's side and check it your self. Take care when laying the toilet down, porcelain chips very easy. Also make sure to clean the flange off. It is just important as cleaning the bowl bottom.