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how do you get the lid of the cistern?

Dear i_mckie224,

Most toilets you will find that the cistern lid should lift off without the need to remove any screws, nuts or bolts. some on the otherhand, such as the Dudley Elite, sometimes has a screw on the top of the cistern that you need to turn in order to remove the lid, but generically, as said, they should either lift or slide off. If you can provide me with more details about the toilet itself, then I will be able to assist you in finding the answer

Yours sincerely


Feb 28, 2011 | Toto Home

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cant get the lid off a push button cistern

There are some dual flush cisterns where you have to depress one button to reveal a cavity in the second button. Put a screwdriver in that cavity to left out the second button, then release the first button and pry that out.

Underneath the buttons is a screw which must be unscrewed to release the cistern lid.

Not sure if this will apply to you... but if not, good luck anyway.

Feb 01, 2011 | Duravit 0910100005 Happy D Toilet Cistern ...

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The toilet was installed under the stairs a year ago and has hardly been used - the bowl keeps filling after flushing and overflows, I cant shut it off. It flooded the down stairs twice now - all over newly installed laminate flooring in hall.

Take the lid off the cistern tank and have a look. There is a ( usually ) round float ball in there. This is what is causing it. When the cistern fills up the ball is supposed to float up and the arm it attaches to shuts off the water, usually at the opposite end to the float.
Turn the tap on the pipe to the cistern so it is nearly off and move the arm up and down by hand. See what it is getting stuck on or what is happening.

If it is not a simple sticking problem, you may need to undo the top of the cistern valve itself ( opposite end to the ball. )
Turn the water off completely to the cistern to do this or you will get squirted. :)
They are fiddly little valves and all a bit different but if you take your time and make sure you have a good light you will be able to work out what has been happening.
Hope this is some help.

Oct 17, 2009 | Saniflo SaniBest-Round SaniBest Macerator...

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