How to Fix the Wiggle on Your Toilet Seat
How often does a Goddess sit down on her private throne, and have it wiggle and slide under her weight?
What Does Not Cause It
- Believe me, it has nothing to do with any weight limits. Absolutely nothing at all! Your goddess weight is perfect!
- It does not have anything to do with the way one slides onto the throne.
- Or how often it is cleaned or not cleaned.
- Moved up and down when you have that pesky man over who insists on lifting the lid.
- It does not have anything to do with the quality of the base material, or the workmanship of the throne.
It has every thing to do with two (usually plastic) nuts and screws. That is it! It has absolutely everything to do with that little mechanism not quite fitting into the holes in the seat. It will slide, but it will take a lot of pressure for that throne’s seat to come off by just sitting down. It will just keep sliding and wiggling and making one feel like they are off balance when they sit.
But wait! There is good news! Actually it is kind of great news! It is easily fixed. It is something any goddess can do with just a washcloth, a flat head screwdriver, and a little know how. All goddesses have washcloths, and if you are reading this, I would be willing to bet you have a flat head screwdriver as well. And I am here to give you the know how.
My throne had been loose for months. It seemed like forever. Every time I sat down, it wiggled and slid. I honestly thought it was going to break any day under the weight of my gorgeous body. I had tried in vain to tighten the nuts that are inconveniently next to the tank, underneath the rise of the bowl. And if your bathroom is as tiny as mine, those nuts are not easy to get to, because there is no room for maneuvering.
No matter how I gripped the nuts, nothing seemed to tighten when I twisted. I twisted both ways. I used a washcloth, since I could not see what I was doing. I tried using pliers. (BTW, pliers are a great tool when your bottle of soda refuses to open! Check it out here
) I would think I had it nice and tight, but the second I touched the seat, whoosh… it started wiggling again.
I did a little research on the internet (I know, everything on the internet is not true, so do some research on several sites to get multiple opinions on the internet), and found out I was tightening the wrong piece! I had to hold the nut, and tighten the screws!
Well, how the heck do I tighten the screws when I can’t find them? They are hidden somewhere. Where are they?
How to Find Them
- Put down the seat (which should always be down in a goddess’ private room anyway.
- Put down the lid.
- Look between 1 o’clock and 11 o’clock when you are staring at the lid. Do you see that little flat bar along the edge of the lid? Guess what is hiding in there? Screws!
- Do you have a couple of things that look like flip top lids on each end of that piece? That’s where the screws are!
- Use the flat end of a flat head screwdriver and try to pry those flip tops open. If it doesn’t pop right away, move the screwdriver to another piece of the flip top. They will open as easy as a ketchup squeeze bottle. FYI, mine were on the inside edge of the flip top, not the outside edge.
- Hold the nut with a damp washcloth with one hand, while you use the flat head screwdriver to tighten the screw with the other hand (LEFTY LOOSEY, RIGHTY TIGHTY).
- Push the flip tops back down.
Voila! You have just fixed the wiggles. You might have to do it every couple of months, but not all the time. And on www.amazon.com they have a tightening kit, if the holes are seriously too big for the screws.