You might be thinking that changing the toilet flush button is a task that only plumbers can do. It’s not and we can show you how in some easy steps and save you a fortune. Remove the toilet tank lid: Carefully lift the lid off the toilet tank and set it aside in a safe place.
- Identify the flush button mechanism: Locate the flush button on top of the toilet tank. Take note of how the button is connected to the flushing mechanism inside the tank.
- Inspect the flush button: Examine the flush button for any visible damage or misalignment. Common issues include a broken button, loose connections, or a faulty spring.
- Disconnect the flush button: Depending on the design, you may need to unscrew or unclip the flush button from its housing. Use a screwdriver or your fingers to disconnect the button from the flushing mechanism.
- Remove the flush button from the toilet tank: Carefully lift the flush button out of its housing, ensuring not to drop any small components into the tank.
- Clean the flush button and housing: Use a cloth or sponge to clean any debris or residue from the flush button and its housing. This will help ensure smooth operation.
- Replace the flush button (if necessary): If the flush button is damaged or broken, it’s time to replace it. Purchase a new flush button that matches your toilet’s make and model.
- Install the new flush button: Insert the new flush button into its housing, aligning it properly with the flushing mechanism. Make sure it fits securely and operates smoothly.
- Reconnect the flush button: Attach the flush button to the flushing mechanism, following the same method used for removal. Ensure a snug connection without over-tightening.
- Test the flush button: Press the newly installed flush button to check if it engages the flushing mechanism properly. The button should spring back into position after being pressed.
- Adjust the flush button (if necessary): If the flush button feels too loose or too tight, you may need to adjust its position. Refer to the toilet’s user manual for instructions on adjusting the flush button tension or consult a professional if needed.
- Reinstall the toilet tank lid: Carefully place the toilet tank lid back onto the tank, ensuring it fits securely and aligns with any protruding components.
- Test the flush button operation: Fill the toilet tank with water by turning on the water supply valve. Once the tank is filled, press the flush button and observe if the toilet flushes properly. Repeat the process a few times to ensure consistent functionality.
- Make any necessary adjustments: If the flush button does not work correctly, check the alignment and connections. If needed, repeat the steps above to make adjustments or consider seeking professional assistance.
- Clean up and finish: Dispose of any packaging materials, tools, or old flush buttons properly. Clean the toilet tank lid and surrounding area if necessary.
Now you have just saved a packet!