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    How do I remove and replace a toilet seat?


    I have a damaged bathroom toilet seat which I need to remove to be replaced. I remember from previous houses’ toilets that there are usually screws fixing it into the toilet unit itself, but I don’t know how to reach this section to unscrew the seat.
    Is there any method that will apply to toilet seats?
    And am I right to assume that the new seat can just be screwed into the same sections of the toilet unit too? Or is there any additional steps to include?

    Asked by Kamil on 13th Jun 2019
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    Best Answer

    Joshua Chappell

    "It doesn’t fit to the toilet. If you look at the back you will see a butterfly nut underneath the back of the toilet seat (where the toilet seat hinges). Undo both sides and it’ll lift off. Maybe YouTube how to do it, lots of videos online."

    Answered on 22nd Feb 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    Lunar builders/Flat pack assembly

    "Hi, there should be 2 nuts under the toilet seat were the holes are, unscrew them and the seat should come of and replace for new seat. If it’s a standard toilet that’s all you need to do.

    If the nuts are not visible and it’s a closed toilet seat you should have a button in the middle of the seat which you press in and lift the seat off. Pop the silver caps off and there will be 2 screws, undo them and the bolts come off.

    Hope this helps, please feel free to message if you need any help.


    Answered on 16th Jun 2019 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    graham haddrell

    "If their are no screws to get too under neath, some seats can be removed from the top their is a panel that slides side ways it dosen't matter if you break the bracket on top its usually plastic fittings any way hope this helps"

    Answered on 19th Jun 2019 - Member since May 2019 - report

    "normal standard fittings on most toilet seats at the back of seat just unscrew the 2 bolts or plastic nuts and re fix with new one"

    Answered on 30th Mar 2020 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    Jarvis Decor

    "Nearly all modern seat are fixed the same way so it really should be a case of undoing the nuts and swapping seats."

    Answered on 25th Jul 2019 - Member since Mar 2018 - report
    MB frames

    Yes underneath the back edge of the toilet seat on the under side of the toilet bowl there will be 2 x screws that should just loosen, then the old seat can come off and the new one fit back through the same holes. New screws and fixings should be with your new seat.

    Kind Regards,


    Answered on 6th Jan 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report

    "A new toilet seat will fit and come with instructions, just make sure it is the same brand, or size."

    Answered on 2nd Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    MD Property Services

    "There should be 2 fixings at the back of the seat, in front of the cistern, these are only accessible from underneath and are commonly plastic wing nuts."

    Answered on 5th Nov 2019 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    JR Property Maintenance

    "Hi there, there are two butterfly nuts at the back underneath the bowl that you need to undo"

    Answered on 13th May 2020 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    RSS Porperty Maintenance

    "You just unscrew the old seat from underneath and re-screw the new seat on"

    Answered on 19th Aug 2019 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    Dans handyman services

    "Most new toilet seats are a universal fitting and will bolt through the same holes on your toilet that your old seat used to fit through."

    Answered on 28th Feb 2020 - Member since Jan 2017 - report

    "Should be 2 wing nuts on rear of seat if newish will be plastic"

    Answered on 13th Jun 2019 - Member since May 2019 - report

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