Asked on Nov 01, 2016

Toilet cover keeps falling off!

Lea Grossman
by Lea Grossman

Any suggestions on how to replace a toilet seat the one we have keeps falling off unless someone has an idea on how to fix the existing one, see photos below.

  25 answers
  • Jean Jean on Nov 01, 2016
  • Cj Cj on Nov 01, 2016
    It dose not look like it is the right size/shape for that toilet.
  • William William on Nov 01, 2016
    A photo of the underside of the seat would help. The brackets in the third photo are supposed to be attached to bottom of the seat. The cone on the bracket is supposed to be parallel to the back edge of the toilet. The cone part slips into the hinge on the seat. Remove both brackets from the toilet (bolts are underneath) , slip the cone parts into the hinges on the seat, and reinstall the seat. Make sure the brackets don't shift when reinstalling. This is a bad (cheap) design, because any shifting of the toilet seat will cause the seat to pop off the brackets.
  • Ange Ange on Nov 01, 2016
    It doesn't look like it is the right size for the toilet. Plus when you buy a new one don't get the plastic type get a heavy one, much sturdier (wood or whatever makes them heavy).
  • Shawn Shawn on Nov 01, 2016
    Spend a little, never buy the cheapest toilet seat. You'll have to get 2-4 of those $10 one to last the same as the $20 one and this will eliminate your problem
  • Swinnen Lisette Swinnen Lisette on Nov 01, 2016
    There is nothing so annoying than a loose toilet seat. Because you use it so much during a day, it deserves to be a good one. I know because I clean holiday houses and in the beginning I spend a lot of time refasten all those (cheap) toilet seats. Bit by bit I bought better ones and now these problems are solved. when you by a new seat, be sure to look at the system : never buy plastic because it will never hold.
  • Sandra.hochberg32 Sandra.hochberg32 on Nov 01, 2016
    Purchase Toilet Tatoos from Colonial Medical, on line. They come in standard/enlongated and are sanitary. They cling to toilet lid and can be easily removed. Many themes to pick. I love them.
  • Sueschmitz42 Sueschmitz42 on Nov 01, 2016
    buy the right size seat. you're using the wrong size!!!!
  • Sandra Sandra on Nov 01, 2016
    Also, make sure the toilet it level. This may contribute to the toilet seat moving sideways. This has happened to me.
  • Ruth Coates Ruth Coates on Nov 01, 2016
    The one you have is not the right size may cost more.they have different shapes.yours appears to be an oval bowl. Measure across and top to bottom. Don't buy bargain just not worth it.
  • Ginny Ginny on Nov 01, 2016
    Wrong size. Measure toilet and take measurements with you when purchasing a new seat. Make sure screws are tight when the seat is installed.
  • Lyn2398900 Lyn2398900 on Nov 01, 2016
    Mine has plastic screws underneath it, so I just tighten them. If that's the problem. Probably not your problem.
  • Sum11988274 Sum11988274 on Nov 02, 2016
    I thought it was a seat, not a cover
  • Tine Schneider Tine Schneider on Nov 02, 2016
    Toillettensitz ist zu klein-falsche Größe!
  • Lori Lori on Nov 02, 2016
    I replaced the cheap plastic screws that came with the seat with metal ones.....they didn't come loose again. Also, I can see your seat does not fit the toilet bowl. I agree with the others: measure, make a paper pattern, and get one that fits the shape of the bowl....and if it comes with plastic screws get metal ones. THAT should fix the problem for good.
  • Kimberly O'Hara Kimberly O'Hara on Nov 02, 2016
    It looks too small. And it's the oblong shape. Mine has screws underneath that you tighten.
  • Tracy Tracy on Nov 02, 2016
    Had the same problem, but I found a Mayfair toilet seat at Walmart that is guaranteed to stay tight, Mayfair Slowclose Elongated Wood Toilet Seat
  • Robert Heath Robert Heath on Nov 02, 2016
    If it is sliding around I have found some silicone around the screw hole helps to make it not slide and once it set up the screw cannot move from side to side in the hole. The brass screws are worth the investment also
  • Julie M Julie M on Nov 02, 2016
    It looks like there's a pin that the hinge would slide onto. Are the two pins facing opposite directions, so the seat can't slide clear off? You might have to take one off by unscrewing it underneath and then replace it with the seat in place.
  • Cindy Ptak Cindy Ptak on Nov 03, 2016
    Either replace plastic screws with longer metal ones, or replace toilet seat with an old fashioned wooden seat, again with substantial screws.
  • Diane Taylor Noel Diane Taylor Noel on Nov 04, 2016
    It looks to me like you are using a round toilet seat for an oval toilet bowl. Is your toilet round or oval? That may be the problem but it is difficult to tell from the picture.
  • David Hold David Hold on Apr 07, 2024

    My problem was pins that hold lid and seat to the mount that gets bolted down wand to keep sliding out. So Dremel a hole thru the mount of lid or seat into pin. Then tiny nail or if u have salvage screws from tossing an item put in holes

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 08, 2024

    Looks like someone is moving on the seat for whatever reason, and that has caused to seat to disengage from the toilet. Buy a better toilet seat next time, they will attach better.

  • Dee Dee on Apr 09, 2024

    Your toilet cover is not the proper size nor shape. Measure and get a new one. Also make sure you get one with plastic mounts and bolts that you can tighten underneath or the kind that are removable the seats are detachable, both for cleaning purposes and for easy replacement. A toilet seat is usually comprised of the seat and a lid. Some people like decorative lids or padded seats, or whatever. They consider it part of the bathroom décor and want to be able to change it whenever desired.