How to Tighten Toilet Seat With No Access Underside

How To Tighten Toilet Seat With No Access Underside

Need to get your toilet seat tightened down but not sure how you’re going to do it? Well, if you don’t have underside access to your toilet you may be wondering just how you’re going to do it.

Luckily, it doesn’t have to be as difficult as you might have thought. You can do it with just a few simple tools, and of course, the right toilet seat. Just make sure that you watch for the manufacturer’s warranty before you make any adjustments. You don’t want to find that you’ve just voided out your warranty by making a few little adjustments to your toilet seat. 

When you’re ready, gather together a wrench, a screwdriver, flat head and pliers. You may also want to wear goggles just so your eyes are protected in case you pry off something that goes flying toward you.

  • When you’re getting started take a close look at the toilet hinges to find the buttons there to release the lid. Once you release the lid you’re going to have the ability to actually see the screws and the bolts that are holding it on. That’s going to be the first step, but keep in mind there will be a few additional steps that need to be taken care of while you’re at it.
  • You want to make sure that you realign the toilet seat itself so that it’s actually going to sit where you want it. If, when it became loose, your toilet seat started to shift, it’s not sitting right anymore. So, at this point, while it’s still loose, move it around a little bit until you get it to just the right spot and it’s lined up the way you want it. After all, you might as well do everything right now so you don’t have to go back through and loosen and re-tighten the bolts when you realize that your toilet seat just isn’t going to work the way that you have it. 
  • Finally, tighten down the bolt with a screwdriver. Make sure you’re holding the toilet seat in the correct position while you do this, so you can make sure that it doesn’t end up needing aligned yet again. Also, make sure that you tighten the bolt down tightly, but do it only by hand. You don’t want to use a tool to do this because they can overtighten the bolts and this could actually damage the toilet seat or even the entire toilet itself if you tighten it down too far. 

If you’re looking to get your toilet seat back where it needs to be then you’re definitely going to want to follow these very simple steps. They’re going to allow you to get your toilet seat right and to feel more comfortable when you’re using it.

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That’s definitely going to be an important step when you need to use the facilities in your own home, don’t you think? 

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