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How To Fit A New Toilet Handle

How To Fit A New Toilet Handle

If your toilet handle is old, broken, or just outdated, allow us here at VideoJug to show you the quick and easy way to fix that problem, and replace the toilet handle with a new one.

Step 1: You will need

  • A new toilet handle and lever assembly
  • An adjustable wrench
  • And a cross head [or Phillips] screwdriver

Step 2: Out with the old

First you will need to unhook the upper lift wire from the flush itself and from the old handle.

Step 3: Loosen the nut and remove old tank lever.

This nut is on the inside of the tank and is reverse-threaded which means you have to turn it clockwise. This is designed specifically this way to stop the flush loosening every time its used.

Step 4: In with the new

Unscrew the new handle fixing, again this is reverse-threaded. The rubber washer fits on the inside. Tighten all the way by hand, and then with the adjustable wrench. Do not over tighten. Toilet cisterns are commonly made from ceramics and porcelains and these materials can crack easily.

Step 5: Fit the handle assembly

Place the new tank lever through the hole and into the tank. Attach the new handle to the other end with the Phillips screw and tighten with the screwdriver.

Step 6: Attach the chain

Insert upper lift wire or chain hook and the job is done. You are now good to go – literally.