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How to Repair a Stuck Toilet Handle

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  1. How to Repair a Stuck Toilet Handle, How to Repair a Stuck Toilet Handle: step 1, image 1 of 2 How to Repair a Stuck Toilet Handle, How to Repair a Stuck Toilet Handle: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Find the shut off valve behind the toilet.

    • To close the shut off valve, most toilet valves need to be turned to the left.

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    • Remove the lid from the tank of your toilet.

    • Find the nut inside of the tank that holds your toilet’s lever.

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    • Using your hand or an appropriately sized wrench, loosen the nut a little.

    • If your toilet handle is still sticking, move to the next step.

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    • Push the handle down slowly and watch the lever arm to make sure it is not touching anything.

    • The lever arm of your toilet handle cannot touch anything or else it might cause the handle to stick.

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    • If your toilet’s lever arm is touching something, bend the metal so that this does not happen.

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    • If your toilet’s lever arm is catching on the chain which connects it to the flapper at the bottom of the tank, then this will need to be remedied.

    • The length of the toilet chain can be adjusted by moving the hook a few links down and reattaching it to the lever.

Conclusion

To reassemble your toilet, turn the water valve back on and put the lid back on.

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