Monday, December 31, 2012

How to Replaced Bathroom toilet Bowl Lever

Channel Lock® Pliers
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Channel Lock ® pliers
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 3: Fig.3 shows the parts to the new toilet 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 5: Fig.5 shows the completed lever job. 
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
Step 7: Fig.7 shows that the tank bowl cover is replaced and the job is finished.
Fig.7 Toilet bowl fixed


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