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Toilet lever kit
Jim Applehumber called about his toilet that was not working. He has a duplex in the Santa Clarita Valley, California. Jim said he jiggle the handle and the toilet just would not stop. When my week freed up I drove up to his home. The toilet had no water in it and Jim had turned off the toilet stop valve because he could not figure out what was wrong.
This post shows seven steps on how to replace the toilet lever handle.
Step 1: Fig.1 shows that the lever was not parallel with the toilet bowl. The lever has broken off and is in the middle of the bowl and is separated from the handle on the toilet.
Step 2: Fig.2 and above top right shows a Channel Lock® Pliers removing the lever screw. Its counterclockwise on a toilet to prevent the nut from being screwed off.
|Fig.1 Inside toilet bowl|
|Fig.2 Removing the lever|
Step 4: Fig.4 shows a Channel Lock® Pliers removing the lever screw. Its counterclockwise on a toilet to prevent the nut from being screwed off.
|Fig.3 lever parts|
|Fig.4 Installing new lever|
Step 6: Fig.6 shows the last step is to hook up the flapper chain to the lever.
|Fig.5 Lever installed|
|Fig.6 Add flapper chain|
|Fig.7 Toilet bowl fixed|
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