Please help me fix my toilet seat!

(19 Posts)
BeauMirchoff Fri 25-Nov-16 20:29:55

I moved into a new flat a month ago and recently the toilet seat has become loose and I have no idea how to fix it. Please help me, it's driving me crazy blush

Heratnumber7 Fri 25-Nov-16 20:31:29

You just need to tighten the screws underneath.

PoochiePoo Fri 25-Nov-16 20:31:57

There should be a screw underneath - It happened to me once and I had no idea how to fix it until DH just reached underneath and tightened it

BeauMirchoff Fri 25-Nov-16 20:39:09

This is what it looks like

BeauMirchoff Fri 25-Nov-16 20:40:05

This one doesn't have the screws underneath sad

lapsedorienteerer Fri 25-Nov-16 20:46:50

Ahh, the problem is that you have a 'top fixing' toilet seat. Panic not as they are very common and available theses days. Beware the fact that toilet seats come in many different widths and length, measure well before you buygrin

Palomb Fri 25-Nov-16 20:49:18

We have a wobbly one of these too. I'd love to know how to fix it! Toilet seats are the absolute bane of my life.

Stillnoidea Fri 25-Nov-16 20:50:35

I think it looks like the whole seat might lift off from the silver bolts - we have one a bit similar. There might be a button along the back edge in the middle. Lift the lid and seat, push that button and lift the whole thing off. You then may be able to lift off the flat round silver cover things and access the bolts to tighten them.

Bluntness100 Fri 25-Nov-16 20:51:31

Just unscrew it and pop to b&q or home base and buy a new one and fit it,l did my top screw one, and nope didn't even ask hubby,,,,it's not hard.?

BeauMirchoff Fri 25-Nov-16 20:51:43

It's not just wobbly - it literally slides from one side to the other hmm

BeauMirchoff Fri 25-Nov-16 20:54:35

Bluntness100 - there are no screws/bolts to unscrew/tighten. If it were the "usual" toilet seat, I'd know how to do it.
Stillnoidea - thank you! I'll give it a go! grin

Stillnoidea Fri 25-Nov-16 22:04:35

Let Me know how you get on! Lift the lid and seat so they are vertical and lift off vertically.

PinkSwimGoggles Fri 25-Nov-16 22:07:02

we had that as well.
turned out the bolts were from plastic. we dh replaced those with metal bolts.
no more slidy seat.

SarahOoo Fri 25-Nov-16 22:13:07

Even with this type of seat there will be screws from the metal bits into the ceramic toilet. Have you looked underneath at the back?

RepentAtLeisure Fri 25-Nov-16 22:20:55

If you can't fix it just buy an 'easy fit' one from Amazon.

officerhinrika Fri 25-Nov-16 22:21:30

You tube is your friend for this. Type in fitting top fix toilet seat and see how to get at the bolts to tighten them.

BeauMirchoff Fri 25-Nov-16 23:19:26

Thank you all! The toilet seat has now been fixed wink

mumofone1234 Sat 26-Nov-16 00:08:09

Don't get too excited, it will loosen again in days or weeks. I have the same type of toilet and it is the bane of my life. We tighten it and it comes loose again, literally rocking from side to side sad

catsofa Sat 26-Nov-16 00:19:37

Thread lock is goo in a tube which makes screwuppable things not loosen. This may help. www.loctite.co.uk/threadlocking-9150.htm

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