Toilet Repair

Avoid expensive plumber bills when your toilet needs repair. We will show you how to fix any toilet problem yourself. It’s easier than you think!

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Toilet Repair projects

  • Fix a Running Toilet

    If you've tried a new flapper to fix your running toilet and it still runs don’t give up hope. Here's a fix that's sure to work.

  • How to Improve Toilet Performance

    Fight back against toilets that don't flush. Learn the pros and cons of “gravity flush,” “pressure assist” and…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • How to Remove a Toilet

    You can remove it yourself in about 15 minutes. The Family Handyman editor, Les Zell, shows you how to remove a toilet and tells you what you…

  • Toilet Seat Repair: Keep Your Seat Tight

    Tighten a loose or wiggly toilet seat with inexpensive rubber bushings and seat stabilizers. It’s a 15-minute fix that'll last for years.

  • How to Replace a Toilet

    Whether you're installing a better-flushing toilet or resetting the old one after remodeling, these tips will help you do it faster and with…

  • Toilet Seat Replacement

    How to replace a toilet seat when the bolts won’t come off. Tricks and techniques to get the job done quickly and easily.

  • Replacing a Rotted Floor Under the Toilet

    Minor wood rot around a toilet flange doesn’t always mean you have to replace the subfloor. Solve the problem with a metal flange support…

  • Fixing a Double Flushing Toilet

    If your toilet doesn't flush as well as it used to, there's a good chance that lime deposits are building up in the rinse holes and…

  • How to Clean a Sluggish Toilet

    If you have hard water, mineral deposits can accumulate in the rinse holes around the rim of the toilet, causing a weak flush. The fix is…

  • How to Stop a Running Toilet

    Learn the simple four-step strategy that solves 95 percent of toilet flush problems. Stop water from constantly running, give a wimpy flush a…