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Some toilets have a lever, others a push button. If button is on the side it may have similar mounting. I know on the lever type, when replacing it you need to know that it has left handed threads (so moving lever doesn't unscrew it's mounting). Turn to the left to unscrew.

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Sometimes you can get lucky using a deep socket and long extension but if the bolts are corroded you will be long at the task

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Sounds like that you may have a clogged vent pipe. Sometimes birds will make nests in them from the roof.

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compound and wax it like a car

Plumbing | Answered on Jan 19, 2019

It would be helpful to know what the faucet brand is, but the screw in question may not be allen type.

Plumbing | Answered on Jan 17, 2019

On the back side of the lever you should see a button cover. It pops out exposing a allen key. this will tighten the lever

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You give no clue to what this drain hole is in, so difficult to answer.


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Plumbing | Answered on Jan 16, 2019

Take the handle back off and tighten the ring (or nut) that holds the ball and handle shaft in place, then reinstall the handle.

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In my case the rotating part of the faucet was connected with a hex nut. Removing the hex nut then gave me easier access to the part of the faucet where the hose was stuck. I bent a wire hanger, jammed it in and pushed the hose back out where it was supposed to be.

Delta Faucet... | Answered on Jan 15, 2019

You need to replace the handle. Most single-flush toilets have a handle that covers a plastic piece that includes a stem that goes through the bowl. The stem is functions as a bolt held by a plastic nut on the inside of the bowl. When the handle falls off, that stem has broken. If the bowl lid is accessible, you can remove the lid and use the chain to flush the toilet. Dual flush toilets also have a plastic stem or tube that goes through the bowl.

Depending on your toilet, a universal toilet lever replacement may work. These are available at most hardware stores for under $10. For some brands, you may need a brand-specific lever. In a few cases, the part may not be available at hardware centers but is available through plumbing suppliers, plumbers or the manufacturer.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(Note: the nut inside the toilet bowl uses a left-handed thread. This is the only case in plumbing where it's lefty to tighten and righty to loosen.)

Plumbing | Answered on Jan 15, 2019

Could be a bad bearing...but keep in mind, electric motors are not all created equally. If the shaft is bent even slightly, it will still work fine but will be noisier. Some bearings are looser than others, making it noisier. Even the way the pump is mounted can cause vibration therefore making it noisier. There are many things to take into consideration.

Plumbing | Answered on Jan 15, 2019

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