How do I tighten the bolts that hold my toilet in place?

One bolt is frozen and won’t move, the other is also frozen but twirls around.

  8 answers
  • William William on Apr 27, 2018
    One is more likely corroded/rusted in place. The loose one slipped out of the flange. You may need to cut them out with a hack saw/blade. Replace the wax ring and install new bolts.

  • Susan krom Susan krom on Apr 27, 2018
    Liquid wrench might help

  • Sharon Sharon on Apr 28, 2018
    Are you talking about the toilet seat? You use a screw driver on the top of the bolt, and then either hand loosen the nut underneath, or use a pair of plyers to loosen the nut.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 28, 2018

  • Jason T. Lee Jason T. Lee on Apr 28, 2018
    this is a common problem and you can fix it a few ways but I will only tell you how to repair it to original condition. Use a cutting wheel on a dremel tool to cut the old bolts off. Shut off the water and remove the waterline. Drain the tank. Lift the toilet and ( while wearing rubber gloves) remove the wax ring. Remove the bolts and inspect the flange if there‘s damage buy a new wax ring and bolt kit and reinstall. If there is damage take a few pictures and show the hardware store person for advice.

  • Stu22425280 Stu22425280 on Apr 28, 2018
    I tried that, didn’t work. Someone told me i’d Have to somehow cut the bolts and reinstall the toilet.

  • Stu22425280 Stu22425280 on Apr 28, 2018
    no, I referr to the bolts that hold the toilet in place on the floor.

  • Lowcntrygal Lowcntrygal on Apr 29, 2018
    Tthe I had about the same situation. I sprayed WD40 on the nuts waited a bit and with a fair bit of muscle they came off. You can buy the replacement bolts and nuts as well as a new wax ring at hardware stores or Walmart. Anytime you have to replace those bolts and the toilet is lifted you need to replace the wax ring.