Question about Kohler 3386-6 Rialto Skylight Round Front Toilet

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One of the screws that secures the toilet seat down seems to be stripped and doesn't allowed the seat to be tighten down. Once I removed it (very difficulty) I realized it came out with a thread insert, that was some how embeded down in the toilet basin. Apparently this type of toilet does not have the traditional hole through the basin allowing a simple hardware combination bolt/washer/nut to be use to secure the seat/cover assembly. Any suggestions on how to keep the toilet seat in place?

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Consider using a toggle bolt (with wings) and a large stainless steel washer to re-attach the seat.

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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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No you cannot interchange the tanks... in fact you often can't even interchange tanks within the same brand...

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