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How to fix Your Wobbly Toilet Seat

24 November 2010 5,012 views One Comment

Your toilet is one of the most used items in the home. Therefore when something goes wrong it can be a real nightmare. The toilet seat is the part that is most likely to break. There are various problems that can occur with the seat and here you will find out how to fix the most common one.

Fixing a Wobbly Toilet Seat

One particularly common problem which many people experience with their toilet seat, is that it will move from side to side. Luckily this isn’t too difficult to fix. What you may not realize is that a wobbly seat can eventually lead to water leaks and other toilet problems.

The wobbly toilet itself can be caused by a number of things. A loose closet bolt is just one of them. You can fix this problem by taking off the small plastic bolt caps that can be found at the base of the toilet. There should be two of them and once you have removed the caps you should be able to see whether they are broken or whether they just need tightening. If they o need tightening you can use a socket wrench to gently tighten them back up. Do be careful as if you apply too much pressure you could crack the toilet and the seat. If they are broken then you will need to replace them as soon as possible.

If you have a wobbly toilet seat then the first thing that you should look at is whether the seat you purchased was the right size. It may just be that you need to invest in a larger or smaller seat. Or you could have installed it incorrectly. Look at the fittings of the seat. Are they tight enough? Do they look like they fit correctly? Try and tighten them up and see whether that makes a difference. Also look to see whether part of the fittings have broken off. This would make the seat unstable and cause the movement.

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