The flush lever on my toilet has snapped - problem is, this is a side flush
(that is, entry is on the side of the cistern rather than the front), and I
can't find such an item anywhere. Not quite true,
www.discontinuedbathrooms.co.uk will sell me one for £67 (!), but has
anyone any other ideas on possible sources? The suite is a "Spring Ram"
bought from Focus (I think) about 4 years ago, but needless to say not
current, and I can't find a Spring Ram link that helps.
Not being able to see the snapped lever it is impossible to say whether it
can be repaired. If it is a metal to plastic break then probably not, but if
metal to metal it may be repairable.
Screwfix (owned by B & Q) do a universal replacement cistern lever:
If you take the lever into a plumbers merchant they may be able to suggest a
fix. In my experience, once these DIY sheds such as Focus and Homebase
discontinue a line it is very difficult to find an alternative source. You
may be faced with having to replace the cistern, in which case a non-Spring
Ram cistern might be a lot cheaper, especially if plastic and not ceramic.
My flush lever broke about ten years ago - I drilled a hole in the
cover over where the 'plunger' is. Inserted a stainless steel bicycle
spoke in the hole and bent it over, passed the spoke through the
drilled hole then bent the spoke over to form a loop.
Must get around to getting a new cistern! Obviously wont work with a
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