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Question DetailsAsked on 3/17/2014

How much does it take to replace my toilet handle?

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It's such an easy fix, unless you're totally all thumbs, I suggest you do it yourself.

First, remove the chain from the end of the handle assembly inside the tank. You can leave it attached to the rubber ball and just let it drop into the tank. Then remove the large nut holding the handle to the tank. It's right inside the tank opposite of the handle. Remove the nut. Usually you can do it by hand. There's only one caveat. You were probaboly taught 'Righty tighty, lefty loosey.' In this case, the nut has left-hand threads so it's the opposite of the way you were taught. Turn right to loosen the nut, left to tighten it. Next, take the handle assembly to a home supply store like Lowe's or Home Depot and tell someone in the plumbing department you want a handle to replace the one you brought in.

Assembly is exactly opposite of the way you took it apart. Put the handle assembly through the hole from the outside of the tank, replace the nut (hand tightening should be good enough), replace the chain and WALLA... You're done.

Answered 6 years ago by davidpsr



Good DIY starter project.

I would probably put a 1/4 -1/2 turn on the nut beyond snug with a set of channel locks or adjustable wrench.

Answered 6 years ago by WoWHomeSolutions


IF for some reason you arenot able to do it yourself, cost for a Handyman might be about $50-100, for a plumber typically around $125 minimum service call charge, plus or minus about $50 depending on local prices. Part itself only about $5-10 depending on and brand.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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