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How to Remove a Bemis Toilet Seat to Clean It

Updated February 21, 2017

Toilets attract not only dirt and grime, but also dust, even if the toilet is not used on a regular basis. Keeping your toilet, its Bemis-brand seat and the area under the toilet seat clean is a challenging task. Bemis toilet seats contain quick-to-remove hinges that allow you access to the area under the seat where dust and dirt collects. Although different Bemis seats have slightly different removal procedures, no special tools are required.

Lower the toilet seat so the seat's hinges are exposed.

Twist the hinge caps on each side of the back of the toilet seat counter-clockwise to the unlock position.

Lift and remove the seat from the toilet.

Lower the toilet seat so the seat's hinges are exposed.

Wrap a soft rag or cloth around the nut underneath one of the toilet seat's hinges. Turn the nut counter-clockwise to free it from the hinge bolt.

Repeat Step 2 for the other nut attached to the bolt.

Lift and remove the seat from the toilet.

Lower the toilet seat so the seat's hinges are exposed. Raise each hinge's cover using a screwdriver.

Wrap a soft rag or cloth around the nut underneath one of the toilet seat's hinges. Use a screwdriver to unscrew the bolt from the hinge, turning counter-clockwise, as you hold the nut underneath the hinge in place.

Repeat Step 2 for the other nut attached to the bolt.

Lift and remove the seat from the toilet.

Tip

Once you are done cleaning the Bemis toilet seat, reinstall it by reversing the removal steps.

Things You'll Need

  • Soft rag or cloth
  • Screwdriver
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Nick Davis is a freelance writer specializing in technical, travel and entertainment articles. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Memphis and an associate degree in computer information systems from the State Technical Institute at Memphis. His work has appeared in "Elite Memphis" and "The Daily Helmsman" in Memphis, Tenn. He is currently living in Albuquerque, N.M.