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Old 10-05-2016, 01:52 AM   #1
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Toilet handle points up


A tile guy removed my toilet in order to tile the bathroom floor and after he replaced it, the end of the handle now points up and the metal rod connected to the chain just rests on the bottom of the tank. Otherwise, the toilet works fine. The plastic nut holding the handle in place is tight and the handle isn't loose.

Anyone know how to fix this? Is there a part of the handle assembly designed to hold the handle in a horizontal position (e.g. by keeping the rod from tilting down too far), which may have broken off or got stripped? Should I just buy a new handle?

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Old 10-05-2016, 06:39 AM   #2
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I agree with you, something probably broke or stripped. I would just buy a new one. Not that expensive.
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Before I went and bought a new one I'd try removing the nut and repositioning it, then retighten.
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Old 10-05-2016, 02:53 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. I just replaced it. With these cheap handle assemblies, there must be a little plastic stop molded into the fitting that strips very easily if someone puts any excess pressure on it.
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