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Plastic under flush handle stripped.

Handle will not stay on. Just spins around. Toilet not even 3 months old.

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  • jpf121960 May 04, 2009

    toilet handle broke off after month of use now just spins around and cannot flush

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Pegasus toilet handles dont have screws, nuts. It just slides on and barely stays. Mine just broke too, can't find replacement.

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If the threads are not stripped on the nut or handle it should be fine. IMPORTANT TO KNOW!!! These are left handed threads, Meaning they tighten up the opposite way of a normal nut and bolt. If the threads are bad or damaged, you will have to purchase a new flush handle. They are not expensive at all. $2 - $10 Dollars. But first try screwing the nut on by turning it to the left instead of the right.

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