A Kohler toilet seat is a stylish and comfortable addition to your bathroom. However, over time, your toilet seat may wear out, crack, or become loose. In that case, you may want to replace it with a new one.
But how do you replace a Kohler toilet seat with hidden bolts? Unlike some other toilet seats that have visible nuts and bolts underneath the toilet bowl, a Kohler toilet seat has hidden bolts that are attached to anchors inside the toilet bowl.
This makes it harder to remove and install a new toilet seat, but not impossible. In this blog post, we will show you how to replace a Kohler toilet seat with hidden bolts in a few simple steps. You will need a flathead screwdriver, a pliers, and a new toilet seat for this task.
Steps to replace a Kohler toilet seat with hidden bolts?
Step 1: Remove the Old Toilet Seat
The first step is to remove the old toilet seat from the toilet bowl. To do this, you will need to lift the seat and lid completely and locate the hinges on both sides of the seat.
The hinges have plastic or metal covers that conceal the screws that hold the seat to the anchors. You will need to pry off these covers with a flathead screwdriver or your fingernails.
Once you have removed the covers, you will see the screws that connect the seat to the anchors. You will need to unscrew these screws with a flathead screwdriver. Be careful not to drop the screws into the toilet bowl.
After you have unscrewed both screws, you can lift the seat and lid off the toilet bowl and set them aside.
Step 2: Remove the Anchors
The next step is to remove the anchors from the toilet bowl. The anchors are metal or plastic pieces that are inserted into holes on both sides of the toilet bowl. They have threads that match the screws of the seat.
To remove the anchors, you will need to use a pliers to grip them and twist them counterclockwise. You may need to apply some force to loosen them.
Once you have removed both anchors, you can discard them or keep them for future use.
Step 3: Install the New Toilet Seat
The final step is to install the new toilet seat on the toilet bowl. To do this, you will need to insert the new anchors into the holes on both sides of the toilet bowl. You may need to tap them gently with a hammer or your hand to make sure they are flush with the surface of the bowl.
Then, you will need to align the new seat and lid with the holes on both sides of the bowl and place them on top of the anchors. You will need to insert the new screws into the holes and tighten them with a flathead screwdriver. Do not overtighten them as this may damage the seat or the anchors.
Finally, you will need to snap on the new hinge covers over the screws and hinges. You can use your fingers or a flathead screwdriver to push them into place.
That’s it! You have successfully replaced your Kohler toilet seat with hidden bolts. You can now enjoy your new and comfortable toilet seat.
Q: What are some benefits of a Kohler toilet seat with hidden bolts?
A: A Kohler toilet seat with hidden bolts has some benefits over other types of toilet seats, such as:
It has a sleek and modern design that complements any bathroom decor. It has no visible nuts and bolts that can rust, corrode, or collect dirt and germs. It has easy-to-clean hinges that prevent stains and odors.
Q: How do I choose the right Kohler toilet seat for my toilet?
A: To choose the right Kohler toilet seat for your toilet, you will need to consider the shape, size, and color of your toilet bowl. Kohler toilet seats come in two shapes: round and elongated.
Round toilet seats are more common and fit most standard toilets. Elongated toilet seats are longer and more comfortable, but they require more space in your bathroom. You can measure the length of your toilet bowl from the front to the center of the hinges to determine the shape of your toilet seat.
You will also need to consider the size of your toilet seat. Kohler toilet seats come in different sizes to fit different models of toilets. You can check the model number of your toilet on the underside of the tank lid or inside the tank wall.
You can also use a tape measure to measure the width and length of your toilet bowl and compare it with the dimensions of the toilet seat.
You will also need to consider the color of your toilet seat. Kohler toilet seats come in various colors to match your bathroom decor.
You can choose from white, black, indigo, and other colors. You can also choose from different finishes such as glossy, matte, or textured.
Q: How do I clean and maintain my Kohler toilet seat with hidden bolts?
A: To clean and maintain your Kohler toilet seat with hidden bolts, you will need to follow these steps:
- Use a mild detergent and a soft cloth or sponge to wipe down the seat and lid. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or pads that can scratch or damage the surface.
- Use a disinfectant spray or wipes to sanitize the seat and lid. Avoid using bleach or ammonia that can discolor or corrode the material.
- Use a soft brush or a toothpick to remove any dirt or debris from the hinges and screws. Avoid using metal tools that can scratch or damage the surface.
- Use a quick-release button to remove the seat and lid from the toilet bowl for a thorough cleaning. Rinse them with water and dry them with a soft cloth before reinstalling them.