Kohler toilet seat replacement for one-piece.
I have a one piece kohler toilet and am trying to replace the seat. the problem is that one of the anchor screws will not come out of the toilet. I keep turning it (unscrewing it) but it appear to be stuck. how do I get it out? any suggestions? i've looked at the kohler site but have not foun any useful information.
i'm thinking of cutting the screw in order to pull it out.
how to change seat on Kohler 1-piece toilet
I am trying to change a toilet seat. This is a Kohler one piecce toilet over 10 years old. inside the lid are the following numbers: T 54, K45E0 (the E looks like a backward 3) 21820, 2 2087.
the old seat was screwed into what looks like a nut, which is now rotating with every turn I make, thus I am making no progress. Also, the screw is much smaller in diameter than the hole. Once I get the seat off I don't see how I will get to replace it...:confused:
Koler one-piece seat replacement
I have a similar problem, the seat anchors are broken and kohler does not provide replacement anchors with the seat that they recommend for the model toilet.
I contacted kohler through the website e-mail address and they wanted $47 for the 2 anchors and a special tool to remove the old anchors. I replied that I did not need the $46 tool, just the $1 anchors. Their response was to offer a small discount.
Desperate to attach the seat, I inserted a large plastic anchor and, although loose, the seat is attached.
I have since found a manufacturer, Bemis, who apparently sells a kit to attach their seat to the Kohler one-piece. I've not contacted them yet, but I'll post if I'm successful.
What really bother's me about Kohler, is that at the same time I bought the toilets, I replaced the faucets with Moen products, which come with a lifetime guarantee. After a few years, the white coating on the faucets chipped and Moen replaced both faucets at no charge. I suppose Kohler is comfortable enough with their position in the market to not care about repeat business.
Good luck. :)
Kohler Pain in the Toilet Seat
I bought a new Kohler toilet seat that seems to fit the toilet.
However, there is not way of getting to the area where I would expect to put on the nuts.
As the previous poster says, it appears to be completely enclosed.
If this means I have to replace the toilet, it definitely won't be another Kohler.
Is there any other way of attaching the toilet?
part number is 84999 but there is an easier way
I found this posting concerning the same issue.How to repair/replace a Kohler seat that has the anchor bolts
If you have a Kohler toilet that requires the Kohler seat anchor kit 84999, here is an inexpensive alternative
If you have one of the Kohlers with the Kohler anchor bolts holding the seat, do not buy the $46 anchor bolt kit 84999.
Instead, remove the old anchors and bolts which have an aluminum end which the stainless bolt screws into and over time become corroded together. Use a 1/8" drill and drill around the bolt removing the anchor material until the bolt can be pulled out.
Carefully clean the hole with a 11/32" drill to remove all the remaining anchor material.
Then go to your local hardware store and buy a 10-32 3/8"x3/4" rubber expansion plug (check to be certain the threaded part is brass and it has a shoulder on one end), a 10-32x1.5" Phillips bolt and a couple of small fender washers to fit the seat. Total cost under $4.00 for two.
Assemble being careful to not tighten too much and crack the porcelain.
hope this helps. remember be careful not to chip the porcelain