How To: Replace A Toilet Seat

What you will need

  • Disposable gloves
  • New toilet seat



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  • 1 Wearing gloves, remove the old seat and any old fittings. Every seat is different, but the release screws are usually found at the back of the seat or on the underside of the bowl rim.
  • 2 Unscrew the old fittings, you may need a wrench and screwdriver to do this, and then remove the seat.
  • 3 Assemble the fittings for the new toilet seat. Because every seat is different, take time to read the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • 4 Attach the new fittings through the bolt holes in the rim and hand tighten. Do not over tighten, as you will need to adjust them when the seat is on.
  • 5 Click on the bolt caps and place the new seat in position. Line up with the bolts and ensure the seat is centered on the bowl prior to tightening.
  • 6 Hand tighten the bolts or use a wrench if necessary.