How to Install a Toto Toilet Handle


Replacing your toilet handle is a simple and fast process. You can also save money by doing it yourself instead of hiring a plumber.

Make sure when you get a replacement handle that it is the proper part for your particular Toto toilet. There are different colors as well such as oiled brass, brushed nickel and other materials. Keep this in mind when buying a replacement lever so that the colors and finish go well with your Toto toilet and decor.

Things You'll Need

  • Pliers Flat-end and Phillips screwdriver Loctite thread lock #241
  • Take off the tank lid.

  • Start to remove the old lever by first taking off the chain that is hooked onto the lever. Unscrew the screw that is on the handle. This screw is in the middle of the handle. Pull off the handle.

  • Next loosen the nut with your pliers that is on the inside of the tank and unscrew. To identify what the escutcheon is, look for the piece that the lever rod goes through--it has a U cut out on the end, as well. Pull the escutcheon out once the nut is off.

  • Install the new lever by first sliding the rubber washer onto the escutcheon. Place the escutcheon into the square hole on the tank. Make sure each end of the open U is facing six and ten o'clock positions.

  • Slide a brass washer onto the escutcheon's thread from the inside of the tank. Tighten the nut counter clockwise to tighten the escutcheon to the Toto toilet tank.

  • Slide the handle rod through the escutcheon. Make sure the curve in the handle is facing down toward the 6 o'clock position.

  • Put the handle onto the rod by making sure the handle is pointing down as well as to the 6 o'clock position. Push the handle on. Place thread locker onto the screw that holds the handle on and screw in. Attach the chain by hooking it onto the rod inside the tank. Place the lid back on the tank of your Toto toilet.
    Your handle is now installed and ready for use.

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