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How do you fix a crooked toilet seat?

There is a 1/4" difference in the holes in my new Kohler toilet for the seat. The newer seats like the quick release, don't allow for adjustment like the older ones. Trying to tighten the seat only results in breaking the part that holds the cap on. Any ideas?

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Hello len_moon, Look under plumbing in your yellow pages for a Kohler distributor. Also here is the web page for you part numbers. You will need the hinge assembly. Copy and Paste to your address bar. Hope it helps!
http://www.kohlerserviceparts.kohler.com/ServicePartsPage.aspx?DocumentID=c83b1f213d0545f984b01b9f0be37b9d&ModelID=558da26604ce43ec98c83fe8ed0aa604

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SOURCE: kohler lowboy toilet seat does not have bolts underneath

I have the same low boy where the bolts are inside the hollow body of the toilet. I called Kohler customer service and was told to use brute force to yank the toilet seat out. My husband suggested using a saw to cut the bolt but he hasn't done it yet. He wants to replace all our Kohler low boys which constantly leak becos of poor design of handle and flapper. The handle pulls the flapper slightly to the side when you flush. And the flapper lip being a tiny bit too small, if it doesn't sit just right, the toilet leaks. We've replaced one already with a Toto and love it. Too bad that Kohler isn't trying to fix the problem as I see many many online posts with the same problem and recommendation to replace the Kohler with Toto or somethng else.

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try rotating the entire toilet counter clockwise so the bolts are in the insert slot of the toilet flange and rotate the nut and the bolt head should line up and pop free of flange.

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SOURCE: I cannot tighten the toilet seat on my kohler 3386

Give Kohler a call AFTER you read the instructions thoroughly. Good Luck, seriously.

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