Squeaky Toilet Seat (new)


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Old 12-14-07, 04:59 PM
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Squeaky Toilet Seat (new)

Hi,

I recently installed a new toilet seat. It is wood with an enamel coat. I am sure the hinges are plastic.

when I bagan to use it it was a little stiff, raising and lowering. So I sparayed with WD-40. Now it squeaks very loudly.

Tried lubing with 3-in1, didnt work.
Tried lubing with vaseline didnt work.
Tried rinsing the hinges didnt work.

I also canoot get the hinges appart, they seem like a interlocked deal.


Thinking of trying baby powder or silicone lube. Any ideas???
 
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Old 12-14-07, 05:11 PM
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Hi Possibly when you tightened the toilet seat down you put the hinge in a slight bind. Loosen the nuts a little and see if the squek goes away if it does retighten the nuts but don't let the bolt turn.
Good Luck Woodbutcher
 
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Old 12-14-07, 06:23 PM
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it squeeks now even when you take it off completely from the bowl. I want to be clear it squeeks when you open or close the lid, or lift or raise the seat.
 
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Old 12-15-07, 09:07 AM
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if i did bend the hinges should i try bending them back??
 
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Old 12-15-07, 11:54 AM
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Fixed!!

FIXED!!

got the hinges apart. Jammed petroleum jelly into the end pieces. put back together. I suppose if lube could have been delivered to those spots i wouldn't have had to do that. but all is well...
 
 

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