Daughter gave her dad the new toilet seat yesterday. We haven't installed
it yet. I just went to use my toilet and noticed that something looked very
wrong. Turns out that the lid is attached by two screws on either side.
Somehow, the one on the right side came out enough to where the lid is now
loose and somehow it is also allowing the seat to slide around. It's really
bad and I can't wait for one to come that I order. So... Looks like I will
be stuck buying whatever they have at Fred Meyers. It will likely be a soft
one since daughter prefers those and she will be with me when we go. The
one that was on there was giving me fits anyway as one of the bolts that
holds the seat down was always coming loose.
Oh and I did try to put the screw back in but it seems not to want to go
anywhere. I suspect this is the cheapest seat possible. It's pretty thin
Can you take the seat and screws to a hardware store and ask for help? Or
if not, take one of the other screws?
Nope. It's not the screws that hold the seat to the toilet. It's some sort
of headless screw that holds the lid to the seat. It was stuck. I have
since replaced it. Discovered that both the replacement one and the one I
put on husband's toilet are both made by Bemis. They're soft seats and not
good. Only difference is that his was a PITA to install. Rather than
putting the screws through the hinges on the back, you put those in first.
Then snap the seat on then lock it. You can then remove to seat when you
want to clean it. Who does that?
And now after daughter begged me for a soft seat and I finally got one, she
says that she liked the other seat better. So... In a month or two I will
look for a plastic seat. In pink. She wants pink. I saw one that got high
ratings from all but three people. Two had color complaints. The other
said that the seat was too flexible. That was the problem we had with our
really old one. Thin and flexible. It didn't break. It just felt like it
The Kohler is very easy. It is not under the hinges, but around the
hinge itself that is difficult to clean. Not done every week, but once
in a while it is good to get everything. If y ou can't use bleach, any
good cleaner will do, of course.
I like to dump a couple of ounces in the bowl once in a while too.
Keeps it perfect. I hate see anything, even mineral buildup on a toilet
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