How to Tighten a Toilet Seat

If the toilet seat is loose, it can be really obnoxious for the user. It will continue to loosen and become more annoying over time, so nip it in the bud and take care of it when you see the first signs. If you let it go too long, it can cause damage to the bolt covers. If you don't know how to tighten a toilet seat, no worries. It's easy to do, and we can teach you. Following these simple steps will get your toilet feeling like new.

Fix a Loose Toilet Seat in 4 Steps

how to fix a loose toilet seat

If you have a screwdriver, you're in luck because that's all you're going to need to get this project done.

  1. Find where the seat is bolted down and move the bolt covers out of the way by prying it off with the screwdriver.
  2. Feel around on the underside where the bolt is to find where it comes out of the bottom. Find the wing nut and hold it in place.
  3. Now, use the screwdriver to turn the bolt clockwise in order to tighten it. If you are not holding the wing nut with your other hand, it will just spin and spin without tightening.
  4. Once securely in place, put the bolt cover back on to obscure the bolts.

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Related resources:
One-Piece vs. Two-Piece Toilets
How to Clean a Toilet
Measure a Toilet Rough-in
How to Measure a Toilet Seat Size

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