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Postby DOUSE45 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:43 pm

The handle to the toilet siphon snapped so I guess I need to replace it. Do I have to dismantle and remove the siphon to fix the handle?
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Postby Dave From Leeds » Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:52 am

Just take the lid off the tank. This should reveal the linkage from the handle to the syphon. It may have just come adrift in which case it simply needs connecting back up. alternatively it might have corroded and broken. In this case one way round it that I have found is to use the metal hook off a plastic (or possibly wooden) coat hanger and bend this to the required shape. If, as you say, it's the handle that has broken you will need to get a new one, but you shouldn't need to remove the syphon.
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Postby htg engineer » Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:32 pm

Probably not, you can buy toilet handles and cistern lever arms from most DIY shops. ... largeimage

This links the handle to the syphon, is this what snapped (common problem) ? or the handle itself ?

if it's the handle, you can buy kits ... largeimage

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Postby DOUSE45 » Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:55 pm

Hi guys,

Thanks for your helpful advice.
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