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signmeuptoo
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Weird toilet in rental, how do I open it?

I'm renting a tiny apartment. I am having trouble with the toilet *button* sticking and not coming back up, and I've very hesitant to complain about it, and after all, I am usually pretty handy with some things.

Rather than the tank having a lever to flush, it has a button in the lid. I can't seem to lift the lid to remove the cover and see what is wrong. I have to keep jabbing at the button whenever I flush until the button finally gets unstuck and comes up.

How do I remove the lid?
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Zorack

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Fayetteville, WV
Post a pic of said toilet,but flush first.


nunya
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Usually there is an escutcheon ring around the button (trim ring). It either pries off or unscrews. Once you get that off, you can loosen the button and pull the lid. Sometimes the whole damn button unscrews with a nut, sometimes there are 2-3 screws holding it down.
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signmeuptoo
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Thanks guys, now how do I get the button to stop getting stuck? Can I lubricate it? If so, with what?


Raphion

join:2000-10-14
Samsara
I vote silicone grease, or medium heavy silicone oil if you can't get enough access to smear on grease.


jack b
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WD-40

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Call the landlord!