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Removing top fix toilet seat - need help

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by Cath999, 3 Jun 2021.

  1. Cath999

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    I am struggling to remove the toilet seat off our downstairs toilet. It's become wonky and I need to tighten it but I can't get to the bolts.

    Our one upstairs has a quick release button and I've run my hands all over looking for one but nothing seems to be there. There doesn't seem to be any caps to remove. It moves forward with some force applied but then doesn't move away.

    It doesn't have bolts underneath.

    I'm at my wit's end and am considering taking a hacksaw to it. Help!
     
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  3. conny

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    Is that a manufacturers label on the underside of the lid?
    Do you know who the manufacturer is and/or what style it is?
    It's hard to be able to offer advice/suggestions on the photo's you have posted.
     
  4. Cath999

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    It just gives info about cleaning. No idea of the manufacturer as we've not lived in this house long. Would any other pictures help clarify?
     
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    It may not be fitted from top, could have seat fitted at install so cutting off may be easiest option .
     
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    You could take a chance on it having plastic bolts, in which case you could probably "saw" through them with a thin serrated kitchen knife and replace the bolts with new top fix ones. But as foxhole says, quite common to fit and then push to wall so if steel bolts then it's probably cut the seat off time. Don't be tempted to remove the toilet - the pan connector and flush pipe seals don't like being disturbed and will often start leaking.
     
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    Expect to seat to slide towards the front of the pan, so if you were kneeling in front of the toilet it would move horizontally towards your chest. Sometimes there is a release tab at the back of the part of the hinge that sits on the pan (so along the bottom edge of the hinge in your second photo).
     
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    It moves towards me but then I can't move it out of the way and I can't find a release tab.
     
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