Would you prefer the plastic kind or the metal kind? On top of that, you can choose from either single bar hinges or the removable kinds. Now you must be wondering why am I talking about the design and the variations you can find in the hinges. To do so, you need to use the screwdriver and loosen the screws near each of the hinges. You have successfully replaced the toilet seat hinges for your toilet. After this, you can easily lift and remove the seat along with the cover off the bowl. Use a screwdriver to tighten the bolt, while holding the nut with your hand.
Among the parts of a toilet seat that wear with time are the toilet seat hinges. The plastic ones come in the single, supporting bar design which can be easily attached to the seat or the cover. It should work properly if you have followed the steps. In such cases, going to the bathroom can become dangerous, especially for kids and seniors. Although you can install one in a jiffy, repairing it may be a nightmare. All three of my seats had cracked hinges.
In older models, you can easily see these hinges when the seat is lifted or resting at the back. Step 3 - Remove the Bolts Under each of the protective caps are bolts held in place by a nut. They serve to raise and lower the seat. A good way to begin your search is by narrowing down the choice of material you'd like to have. These hinges are located at the rear of the toilet seat.
Step 12 - Checking the Toilet Seat Hinges Check the toilet seat hinges by raising and lowering the toilet seat. Step 8 - Align the Hinges Align both hinges to the holes on the base of the toilet seat. Ensure that they are the same size and compatible with the toilet lid. You need to pull the pin out of the broken or damaged hinges. Step 7 - Remove the Protective Caps Remove the protective caps from the hinges so that they can be inserted into the toilet base.
While shopping for hinges, it can bring a little bit of frustration. Remove them by unscrewing the nut with your hands. Step 9 - Fix the Bolts Once you have inserted a bolt with its washer into the hole on the toilet base, screw it onto the bolt on the bottom of the toilet. I ordered three sets and hoped they would work. Many times, you'll find a single component which runs at the back of the seat along with a supporting bar, or there are 2 separate hinges that require individual fitting. Step 1 - Remove the Seat Lift the toilet seat lid.
Make sure it is tightened properly. Step 10 - The Second Bolt Use the same method as in Step 9 to affix the second bolt. These hinges are an essential component of your toilet seat. The point I'm trying to make is that many times, either one or both the hinges can break or shift from its original location. Use the flathead screwdriver to pry open the protective caps on the hinges. They fit the Kohler seats fine. Here, you will require a nail punch.
If your toilet seat hinges are broken, you do not need to change the whole toilet seat, only the hinges. Remove the screws that hold the hinges to the lid and remove the lid. Your toilet is ready for use. Step 2 - Remove the Protective Caps Open the protective caps on the hinges. However, the newer models have an improved design that conceals the hinges. The company was super in communication and the price was the best I saw anywhere.
With the right tools and spare parts, you can easily replace your toilet seat hinges. Step 11 - Replace the Protective Caps Replace the protective caps on each bolt with the hinges. To do so, use the screwdriver to loosen the screws 4 total screws , and remove the hinges from the seat completely. There was a small amount of difference but nothing that had to be modified. They are attached at the back of the seat, on either sides. It's vital that the hinges hold the seat in place when it is placed down.
Could not find any of these hinges locally so I decided to give Midland Hardware a try. Over time, these hinges break or wear out, requiring replacement. Step 5 - Purchase New Hinges. You will see 2 hinges at the base. Place the pin back into the hinges and put the screws back on.
You will also find that there are more modern designs that have stainless steel or metal finishing on the hinges. . Step 4 - Remove the Hinges Once the bolts are free, remove the hinges. Risking any mishaps with a wobbly seat is something we all should keep away from. Step 6 - Fix the Hinges Remove the hinges from the packaging and attach them to the toilet seat, making sure the screws are tight.