How to Stop a Toilet Seat From Squeaking

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Things You'll Need

  • Large standard screwdriver

  • Pliers

  • Spray lubricant

A squeaking toilet seat may signify a dangerous problem.

A squeaking toilet seat can be an annoyance. It can also signify a potentially dangerous problem. Squeaking usually results from loose toilet-seat nuts, and if they become too loose, they can cause cause an accident in the bathroom. Repair your toilet seat with a couple of common tools and 10 minutes of time.


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Step 1

Close the toilet-seat lid and locate the two bolts that hold it onto the back of the toilet seat. The bolts may be obscured underneath caps; pry them up using the blade of a standard screwdriver.

Step 2

Feel the bottom of the toilet bowl for the nuts that secure the toilet-seat bolts.

Step 3

Hold the nuts with a pair of pliers and turn the bolts from the top using a large standard screwdriver. Turn the bolts clockwise to tighten. Do not overtighten the bolts, especially if they are plastic, or you may crack them.

Step 4

Lubricate the hinges of the seat with a spray lubricant. The lubricant will eliminate friction, which can cause squeaking.