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Hi I have just purchased a RAK Venice soft close replacement toilet seat and was assured that it would come with fitting instructions. Needless to say it didn't. Could you please advise hoe to remove the old seat and replace with the new one. I am not the best DIY person in the world!! Really appreaciate any helpor advise you could give me. Many Thanks Darren Shaw

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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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it does this get used to it.

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There are two plastic tabs that clip up on the back of the seat and tighten not at bottom.Hope this helps.

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Generic procedure for these are :-

1. Remove the old toilet seat and any mounting hardware connected to it. Throw the old seat away as well as any old hardware. You don't want to mix up the new with the old.
2 Using a soft scrub cleanser that will not scratch the porcelain, clean the toilet surface where the old seat was attached. Don't forget to clean the bottom surface where the old hardware was attached.
3 Lift the hinge covers on the new seat before placing it on the toilet. Align the new seat to the mounting holes and insert the two bolts.
4 Thread a nut onto each bolt, making sure that the new seat is in the proper position before tightening.
5 Using the wrench and screwdriver, tighten the nuts making sure not to over-tighten them. Once the hinge covers are closed, the job is complete.

Kohler toilet seats are held on by plastic screws. If you cant get the nut on the bottom to come off then use a sharp chisel and just chop the head of the screw off.

Oh yea the screw head is located under a cap. Stick a screw driver under it and pry up and it will open.

How i done it on similar model - To replace seat. look right at where the lid hinges there is like two block about 6 to 8" apart. take a small screw driver and pop free the little door covering the screw head. take a big Philips or straight head screw driver. and then look under neath where bolt would stick out below. and you will see a nut,you should be able to hold nut by hand as you tighten the bolt. both nut and bolt are plastic. draw good and snug.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

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Chances are that the friction washers that control the closure rate are worn out. Most of these are not replaceable so you will need to get a new one. Thanks

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