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Can soft close toilet hinges be repaired?

Can soft close toilet hinges be repaired?

Tip: If your soft-close toilet seat’s hinges are not adjustable, you can replace them with a new set, which costs less than $15 USD, to make your seat work like new again. You could also replace the entire seat for around $50 USD or less. Use your fingers to push the hinge dampers back into the hinge assembly.

How do you remove a Bemis metal hinge toilet seat?

If you have a Bemis seat featuring the STA-TITE® Seat Fastening System™, removing the seat is easy. First, open the hinge caps. Next, reach beneath the bowl and use a wrench to loosen the STA-TITE nuts. After a few turns, you should be able to finish loosening them by hand.

Where is the model number on a Bemis toilet seat?

If you have the original packaging, your toilet seat’s model number can be found on the outside of the box. If you do not have the original packaging, please call our Customer Service at 888.722. 6488 and they will help you determine what model number your seat is.

How do you remove a Bemis toilet seat from a metal hinge?

If you have a Bemis seat featuring the TOP-TITE ® STA-TITE® Seat Fastening System™, first open the hinge caps. Next, use the wrench to loosen the bolts, reaching below the bowl to hold the wing nuts in place as you do this. Remove all the bolts and nuts and then lift the seat off the bowl.

Why has my soft close toilet seat stopped working?

Soft-close toilet seats have hinge dampers that help control the speed at which your seat closes. If your slow-closing toilet seat is slamming shut, chances are these dampers need tightening.

Are toilet hinges universal?

The toilet seat hinges are not universal. In this type of toilet seat fixing, you have to put bolts on the toilet pan from underneath and then tighten it from the top.

Why is my toilet seat always loose?

A. Toilet seats often wobble because the holes in the toilet-bowl rim are larger than the diameter of the bolts, allowing movement that eventually makes the nuts loose. Tightening the nuts seldom works very well.

Are all toilet seat mounts the same?

Do all toilet seats fit the same? The simple answer is no, there are a range of different toilet seat fittings. Some are bottom fixing (fitted from beneath the fixing holes) and some are top fixing (usually required when there isn’t access to the bottom of the pan, e.g. with a fully shrouded toilet).

How do soft close hinges work?

How Do Soft Close Hinges Work? Soft close hinges have a mechanical device built into the hinge that prevents a cabinet door from slamming. It slows down the door and shuts it ‘soft’. These devices are also sometimes called self closing hinges.

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