How to Replace a Toilet Seat Cover

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How to Replace a Toilet Seat Cover
Use a screwdriver to replace a toilet seat cover. (screwdriver image by Aleksandr Lukin from

Your toilet seat cover---the lid that attaches to the toilet seat---may develop chips and cracks over time, particularly if family members are prone to slamming the lid. Replace your wooden or plastic toilet seat cover with just one common household tool. Start by finding an identical toilet seat cover (lid). If you have trouble finding a matching toilet seat lid, you may need to purchase a combination seat and lid and install the whole set.

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Things you need

  • Phillips head screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Remove the screws from the lid's hinge. Separate the lid from the hinge components.

  2. 2

    Slide the hinge components off of the centre bolts. Keep the hinges if your replacement lid didn't come with any.

  3. 3

    Unscrew slightly and loosen the hinges on the new toilet seat cover. Hold the seat cover in between the centre bolts on the seat.

  4. 4

    Slide the hinge components onto the bolts. Straighten the hinge components and tighten the screws.

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