Introduction

Improperly tightened handles are a common cause of flushing problems with toilets.

If your toilet is not flushing completely, check to see if you have a loose toilet handle. Loose handles can be tightened easily with an adjustable wrench.

If your toilet is running continuously, make sure your toilet handle isn't too tight. When the nut on a toilet handle is too tight, the handle arm won’t fall to its resting position after flushing. Make sure the handle has enough room to allow the arm to move freely. Tight handles can be loosened with an adjustable wrench.

Broken toilet handles will prevent a toilet from running at all and require replacement. Use this guide to replace the flush lever and tank lever on a traditional gravity flush toilet.

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Parts

No parts required.

Lift the tank lid up and away from the toilet tank. Lift the tank lid up and away from the toilet tank. Lift the tank lid up and away from the toilet tank.
  • Lift the tank lid up and away from the toilet tank.

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Squeeze open the spring clasp that connects the pull chain to the tank lever. Disconnect the spring clasp from the tank lever. Disconnect the spring clasp from the tank lever.
  • Squeeze open the spring clasp that connects the pull chain to the tank lever.

  • Disconnect the spring clasp from the tank lever.

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Deck the Halls
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Using an adjustable wrench, turn the locknut on the toilet handle clockwise until it loosens. Using an adjustable wrench, turn the locknut on the toilet handle clockwise until it loosens. Using an adjustable wrench, turn the locknut on the toilet handle clockwise until it loosens.
  • Using an adjustable wrench, turn the locknut on the toilet handle clockwise until it loosens.

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Turn the locknut clockwise until it releases from the threaded shank on the flush lever.
  • Turn the locknut clockwise until it releases from the threaded shank on the flush lever.

  • Remove the locknut from the tank lever.

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Pull the toilet handle and tank lever forward and out of the toilet tank. Pull the toilet handle and tank lever forward and out of the toilet tank.
  • Pull the toilet handle and tank lever forward and out of the toilet tank.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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