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Karen ([personal profile] karen2205) wrote2011-03-07 11:57 am

Flushing toilets

Before I spend money calling a plumber.... there is currently a hammer sitting on my toilet to aid with flushing it as it is not flushing well and has to be pumped with a hammer to get it to flush.

I can't work out how to take the cistern lid off. I have a dual flush system with buttons flat on the top of the cistern. I have already:

*cut through the grouting holding it to the wall behind it

*taken the metal coverings off the buttons on the toilet.

Under the metal buttons are two pieces of plastic, each connected to a short spring down to a further circular metal base. I can't currently work out how to take the plastic off the springs (if you're meant to do that) or how to take the springs out of their holes so I can get to the bit beneath the springs.

There's got to be a way of lifting the cistern lid off and I'm finding my inability to work it out frustrating. Anybody got any ideas?
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[personal profile] sfred 2011-03-07 01:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Someone on the internet says: "To remove cistern lid simply unscrew the whole housing of chrome push button." Does that make sense?
Here's another link that might help.

(I had to change the car's wiper blades the other day, and used YouTube to help work out whether I was doing it right: I love YouTube for this sort of thing.)

[identity profile] geekette8.livejournal.com 2011-03-07 12:57 pm (UTC)(link)
You don't need to take the buttons off at all. The whole lid should just lift off, the inside of the buttons is then connected into the flush mechanism in the cistern by a thin cable which you can unhook on the cistern side.

[identity profile] shermarama.livejournal.com 2011-03-08 07:28 pm (UTC)(link)
This. I've never come across one where the whole lid doesn't just lift off.

[identity profile] beingjdc.livejournal.com 2011-03-10 01:54 am (UTC)(link)
Feel free to pop round, because I've also got one...

[identity profile] valkyriekaren.livejournal.com 2011-03-07 01:20 pm (UTC)(link)