Use this guide for general maintenance of your toilet. Clean the porcelain with a gentle soap and soft cloth to ensure the porcelain finish is not damaged. Use your favorite toilet bowl cleaner as needed.
REPLACING THE FLUSH HANDLE
If replacing your current flush handle with a different style, make sure that you take note of where the handle is located on your tank; some handles are made specifically for front or side mount applications.
Once you have removed your lid, disconnect the flapper chain from the handle flush lever. Remove the mounting nut located on the inside of the tank that is holding the handle in place.
Remove the handle and flush lever by pulling it through the mounting hole. Remove the nut and washer from the new handle. Insert the flush lever arm through the mounting hole and slide the washer and nut up the arm.
Secure the nut ensuring a tight fit but do not overtighten to avoid cracking the tank. Reconnect the flapper chain to the flush lever and flush the toilet to check for proper function. Adjust where the flapper chain connects to the flush lever accordingly.
REPLACING THE FILL VALVE
If your toilet is constantly running, this may mean it is time to replace the fill valve.
Before removing the old fill valve, make sure you shut off your water supply and flush the toilet to empty the tank. Use a sponge or rag to remove any remaining water at the bottom of the tank.
Remove the supply line from the fill valve shank and place a container under the fill valve mounting nut to catch any dripping water.
Remove the nut and take out the old fill valve. Replace with the new fill valve, making sure that the new valve is at least 1" above the toilet overflow tube.
Reconnect the fill tube to the overflow tube and the water supply hose to the fill valve shank. Turn on your water and test for leaks.
REPLACING THE FLUSH VALVE ON TWO PIECE TOILETS
Before removing the old flush valve, make sure you shut off your water supply and flush the toilet to empty the tank. Use a sponge or rag to remove any remaining water at the bottom of the tank. Place a bucket under the fill valve to catch any remaining water.
Remove the supply line from the fill valve and remove the flapper chain from the flush lever. Disconnect the refill tube from the overflow pipe and unscrew the bolts connecting the tank to the toilet bowl, again using a bucket to catch any remaining water drops.
Under the tank, unscrew the mounting nut holding the flush valve in place. Take out the old flush valve and replace it with the new one. Tighten the new flush valve in place and reattach the toilet tank.
Reattach the flapper chain to the flush lever and the fill tube to the new overflow pipe. Reattach your water supply to the fill tube, turn on your water, and test for leaks.
If you are unfamiliar with plumbing, we recommend consulting a professional.