Changing toilet seat help

(6 Posts)
Luxy Tue 19-Jan-16 14:07:26

Help...trying to change the toilet seat and can not figure out how to remove these brackets. I've tried pulling, pushing and prising. Nothings budging. It's a built in toilet so no access underneath. Has anyone dealt with one before? Thank you, I'm getting desperate in more ways than one😊😊

LizzieMacQueen Tue 19-Jan-16 14:55:53

Have you tried sliding them to the side?

(And did you remove your toilet seat after reading the thread about washing the seat in the dishwasher?)

sablepoot Tue 19-Jan-16 18:02:55

Looks like you might need to unplumb the loo to me. Some WCs are very badly designed that way.

WowOoo Tue 19-Jan-16 18:05:09

You have to access underneath to loosen the bolts.

Can you get the old seat back on before you do it properly?

ILoveWoollyStuff Tue 19-Jan-16 18:58:52

We had one that had been fixed before loo fitted. I removed the old fixing with a hacksaw (you will probably find that the bolt is plastic) so it was quite easy to saw through. The bolts just fall into the back of the loo. I was able to get a new seat fixed with expansion bolts from the top (google top fixing toilet seats). I bought my new one from here www.plumbtap.com/toilet-seats-173-c.asp and have had no problems. Customer service is good too and far cheaper than diy store.

Luxy Tue 19-Jan-16 19:31:35

Thanks for the help. Gave it a bray with a hammer and got them off. Had to dismantle the whole bloody thing in the end, but it's done. Now considering dishwashing the old one to keep as a spare 😁

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