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Dual flush button removal

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Alec_t, 13 Apr 2021.

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    I need to remove the flush buttons (unknown flush brand) from the lid of my toilet cistern but I'm not sure how to detach the blue section from the threaded shank B. It doesn't simply unscrew or pull off with moderate force.
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    There is no release catch at either end C or D, but it looks as though there's a tab at A which should be pushed to the left. Can anyone who recognises the fitting confirm that? I'm reluctant to apply much force to it to experiment. There is no similar tab the other side at E.
     
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    It looks like the only moveable part is at your label A. Try gripping that tab with pliers and easing it out (towards the camera in the first photo).
    After that the blue part should be easily pulled clear, leaving just the white nylon nut to be removed before the button assembly can be removed.

    I've not seen that type before either.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Don't think the tab will shift enough towards the camera, but I'll give it a try. So, one hand to take the weight of the cistern lid, one to hold the pliers, one to pull on the blue part. Looks like SWBO will have to lend a hand :D.
    Don't you just hate things that seem designed to prevent maintenance? :rolleyes:
     
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    It just unclips.

    Andy
     
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    How? I don't want to break it.
     
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    Put a screwdriver where the arrow points to A and lever up.

    Andy
     
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    Thanks. I guessed that would be the way, but wanted confirmation. Old(?) plastic is unforgiving.:D
     
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