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How to remove a hard plastic Kohler toilet flapper ? there are hard plastic flange hooks which hold the flapper arms.

Kohler 84631 hard plastic flapper is attached to the tower with closed loops or holes in the arms the tower has plastic l hooks. the flap arms seem too strong to turn enough to go over the bend in the l hooks

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Your right this is a poor design. Space was the main reason for this and functionality was sacrificed. However, you can get a replacement rod at a major plumbing store. You could rig it by attaching a stem to the valve assembly. Allow the chain or rubber piece to slide over it. It is kind of like putting a permanent finger in the path of the chain to give it a "direct" lift up. This would then force the chain to go up instead of at an angle.

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SOURCE: flapper on toilet hooks onto a plastic ?hook. one snapped off

Yes it is called the flapper and overflow houseing it will involve removeing from tank and is not and easy task, may want to try to by one that has a "hole in it to slip over the "overflow' and slide downto where you broke it.

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SOURCE: Kohler Toilet year old do not have flapper. It has stright pipe

This is how it is meant to work!
Short push of lever for small flush, push and hold lever for full flush.

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Buy a new one, repair is not an efficient answer.

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-This is a almost complete in box and needs to only install the tank and seat. It also came with a new wax ring and bolts.
-What you also need is Full ring flange repair kit, (this is a round metal ring that goes over the existing plastic flange on the floor), put in as many screws as you can. On both we broke the plastic flange while installing the bolts. also the second one we also added a washer on the back side of the metal flange repair ring this made the connection even stronger.
-The new bolts that hold the toilet to the floor will be to long and an need to be cut off. Don't just try to brake it off, we ran in to big trouble and is how we broke the flange.
-Lastly go ahead and use Tub sealant and put a bead around the floor and base of toilet, this will keep it more secure and not allow any fluids to seep under the toilet and start smelling.

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Get a piece of wire a couple of feet long (straightened metal coat hanger) and make a small hook in the end, insert the wire hook into the flapper hole and turn the wire a few times in a are trying to wrap the bag around the hook, if sucessful you will be able to remove the plastic bag.
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On the left side menu click on Bathroom Fixtures; click on Toilets, click on next under the questions to move to question 18, How Do I Install the 84995 Flapper?

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If your toilet's "guts" have an float ball, try unscrewing the ball a little to lengthen the float (which controls the water shut off)

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Hacked off the old seat? You mean the closet flange that connects to the sewer pipe?
That's the part that has the bolts. They go up through the toilet base.

If you have just a straight sewer pipe now, you can connect a new closet flange to it.

1.Hardware stores sell a rubber sleeve. This sleeve fits over the cast iron, or copper, or plastic PVC pipe, and the new closet flange has a stem that fits down in the sleeve. There are two large hose clamps, that come with this rubber sleeve.

The rubber sleeve is an adapter. It adapts the 4 inch sewer pipe, down to the 3 inch stem on the closet flange. (Toilets are known as a 'Water Closet', hence the flange that the toilet bolts to, is a 'Closet Flange')

Whatever size of rubber sleeve you need to adapt two pipes together, they have it.
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