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Learn how to fix many bathroom plumbing problems yourself with the step-by-step instructions in this Howcast video series about bathroom repair.
You Will Need
- Channel locks
- New toilet handle
- Utility knife (optional)
Unscrew the old handle
Remove the broken handle by unscrewing the plastic nut from the back of the handle, inside the toilet tank. You may need to use channel locks to get a grip on the nut.
Remove the broken handle arm
Remove the broken handle arm by detaching the chain from the arm, leaving the other end of the chain connected to the flapper valve inside the toilet.
Insert the new handle
Disconnect the plastic nut from the new handle and slide it off the arm. Feed the end of the arm through the handle hole in the toilet tank, replace the nut, and hand tighten it.
Reconnect the chain
Reconnect the chain to one of the holes on the new arm, selecting a hole that allows the arm to lift the chain and flapper valve without lifting higher than the top of the toilet tank.
Replace the top of the toilet tank
Replace the top of your toilet tank and breathe easy knowing you can flush your toilet again.