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Toilet seat is loose! This is a quick release toilet seat with buttons on the sides. Once the seat has been removed I would like to tighten the plastic bolts but have been unsuccessful. Is there a special tool for this?

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  • rstinchc May 28, 2011

    I only wish the solution were this simple. In this case there are no nuts on the underside of the toilet. I have never seen this set up before and that's why I wrote for help. The two plastic bolts have flat heads about the size of a quarter and there are no slots in them for a screwdriver. Also, the plastic heads of the bolts appear to be offset, something else I have never seen.

  • Nick Oct 21, 2012

    Ignore the other posts. Remove the seat by pushing in the small buttons at side of the hinge. Now is your chance to clean around the base. See those flat head plastic bolt heads? The tightening nuts are not visible from the front. They are reached by going under and then around the back.



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Yourtoilet seat is typically linked to the toilet with two plastic bolts and twonuts below. In the front of the cover, take a small screw driver and find alittle notch made to allow you to pry up the cover. Pry both of them up. Centerthe toilet seat on the toilet. Look closely at the plastic bolt head and decidewhich screw driver would fit. Use a large screw driver, otherwise the bolt willnot turn or it will slip. Turn the screw driver clockwise as pictured fromabove. There usually is a nut with a wing attached to prevent the nut from turning,so it should tighten. If the bolt keeps turning without tightening up, placethe small pair of pliers underneath, where you feel the nut and lock onto theend. Once you have turned the bolt several times, the wing on the nut willprevent it from turning anymore so keep screwing until it is tight. Push downthe covers and they should click closed. If you need some tools, then youcan shop it from this will help you.

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To tighten... you need to pop the caps open on the top of the do that you often need a shape knife to slide in the seam and then pop the cap open...
Then a large screw driver can be used to tighten the bolts down... the nuts under neath are made so the should not turn when tightening and so that you do not need to get under there and hold them...


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