Just fitted a new toilet seat, and it's doing the same as this video I found:
Like theirs, the seat IS leaning back, so it's not the position that's wrong
(although Ihave selected the forward-most point on the hinge setting).
Are looseats supposed to be cushioned movement like this, or is the hinge
broken? I tried some light oil and some WD40, but it still won't stay up until
I push it up about 5 or 6 times.
In the beginning, there was nothing, which exploded.
I was given it by my uncle who was tidying out his garage. It's never been
used, but it's been sat unused in the garage for years.
I can't see how soft close could possibly work. The idea is basically flawed.
It's not intelligent, so it can't tell the difference between you lifting and
lowering the seat. So the lift is also soft. Which means you can't lift it
quickly as it tries to push it back. It'll stay up if you hold it up for long
enough (about 10 seconds).
I've Heath Robinsoned it by swapping all the half hinges about causing both the
soft ones to be on the lid, and none on the seat. For some reason the lid
doesn't suffer from the same problem. I suppose it's tilted further back.
Maybe that's the problem - the design of my toilet means that the seat cannot
tilt quite so far back, even with the hinges set to the furthest point. It is a
fair angle though, and I don't think I've ever seen a toilet seat which tilts
further than this.
What's the point of soft close anyway? So it doesn't wake someone up when you
drop it in the middle of the night? It doesn't damage a toilet seat to drop it.
Take some good advice: Never try to baptize your cat.
Many moons ago there was a seat that came with a little self adhesive plate.
There was a magnet embedded in the front top of the seat and the plate was
glued to the cistern at the pint it touched it. Worked very well as long as
the cistern had a flat front in the right place.
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