I had a new Kohler toilet installed, and it's one with a top-trip flush
knob. Unfortunately, I didn't watch as the plumber put the thing in,
and I don't know how to get the tank lid off. The lid comes up a little
and can be moved around a bit, but something's keeping it from going
any further. The installation and homeowner guides are of no help. I
don't want to force it, so can anyone tell me the secret to removing
the tank lid for one of these dudes?
Not being a *complete* idiot, that's the first thing I did. All they
offer is the installation and homeowner guides, both of which, as I
mentioned, are of no help.
I did finally solve this problem myself, no thanks to Kohler. There's a
clip attached to the rear of the tank lid. It's a right-angle thingy
and it engages a lip on the tank itself. If you just lift straight up,
this clip keeps the lid from being removed. If you lift the front edge
of the lid, you can rotate the lid up enough to get your hand in to
disengage the pull-chain from the top-trip knob. After that you pull
the lid a bit forward to disengage the clip, and thereby enable the
removing of the lid.
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