Introduction

Over time, the screws and brackets securing a toilet paper holder can loosen or become disconnected entirely. This guide will walk you through the steps of replacing a broken or loose toilet paper holder.

  1. Unscrew the four screws of the original broken holder.
    • Unscrew the four screws of the original broken holder.

      • You may want to wear gloves.

    • If there is damage to the wall behind the old holder, check out the iFixit guide for repairing a hole in drywall.

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  2. Measuring the area where you want your new holder to go, mark two lines 6.8" apart.
    • Measuring the area where you want your new holder to go, mark two lines 6.8" apart.

    • Measure an inch and a third (1 and 1/3") above the marks and mark these new spots where your screws will go.

    • While marking where you want to place the new holder, use a leveling tool to make sure that the toilet paper will be sitting flat.

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    • Place the new screw inside the new bracket and line up the mark with the base of the screw.

      • Make sure that the indentation for the toilet paper holder is facing in.

    • Repeat this for the top and bottom screws on both the left and right bracket bases (4 times total).

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    • Insert the spring loaded toilet roll bar and enjoy.

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Conclusion

Hopefully you have enjoyed exploring this repair guide and now understand how to repair and replace a broken toilet paper roll holder.

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