As the people around the world become inclined to modern technology, manufacturers also become more innovative year after year. In fact, most of us already have bidet toilet seats installed in our home bathrooms or toilets.
However, there may come a point wherein we need to replace them. Thus, this article aims to help you learn how to remove a bidet toilet seat without the need of contacting a plumber.
Before we proceed to the step-by-step procedure on how to remove a bidet toilet seat, let us first look into the parts of a bidet toilet seat that need to be detached from your toilet bowl.
Detachable Parts of a Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment:
Electronic Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment
The good thing about an electronic bidet toilet seat is that when you purchase it, the lid and the spray nozzle, as well as the dryer vents, are already attached to it.
Most of the time, the control knobs or dials are also already attached to the toilet seat. However, there are brands wherein they are mainly controlled by a remote control.
In addition, a bidet toilet seat is also equipped with a quick release button for easier detachment from your toilet bowl.
Non-Electric or Manual Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment
If you have a non-electric toilet seat attachment, the product does not come with a toilet seat and lid. The control knobs and the spray nozzle are just attached together to an extension that is used to connect them to the toilet bowl. With this type of bidet toilet seat attachment, the original toilet seat and lid of your toilet bowl will still be used.
Bolts and Nuts
Bolts and nuts are small accessories that are used to fasten or tighten your toilet seat to the toilet bowl. They are important in order to make sure that your toilet seat will not be moving around while you seat on them.
For manual bidet toilet seat attachments, these are the ones used to secure the nozzle and control knobs in place, as well as to secure the toilet seat and cover when you place it back.
Deodorizer or Filter Cartridge
Most electronic bidet toilet seats that you can find in the market have deodorizers or filter cartridges that need to be attached to the left or right side of bidet toilet seat.
T-valve Adapter and Pipes
Although the T-valve adapter and the water supply pipes are removable parts, you may no longer need to replace them if your purpose is just to replace the toilet seat attachment. That is because these parts are just used to supply the water tank and spray nozzle with water.
Tools Needed to Remove a Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment
Apart from knowing the different parts of a bidet toilet seat attachment, it is also essential for you to learn about the various tools that you will need. Through such, you can fully understand the process of how to remove a bidet toilet seat attachment.
A wrench is a mechanical tool that is used to help tighten and loosen fastening objects. With its help, you can quickly rotate the bolts and nuts that are holding your bidet toilet seat attachments.
A flathead screwdriver is usually used to tighten or mount a screw or bolt on a particular object. However, when it comes to removing bidet toilet seat attachments, it can be used to hold the screw in place while you are loosening it. Through that, you can easily loosen the screws or bolts.
As can be denoted from above, the tools are just needed to assist you in removing the bolts and nuts. However, there are people who no longer need to use such tools. But for the benefit of everyone who will be using this how to remove a bidet toilet seat attachment-guide, we will include the tools in the procedures.
How to Remove a Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment:
As mentioned above, there are differences between manual and electronic bidet toilet seat attachments. Thus, this guide will discuss the procedure for each type.
Procedure for Removing a Manual Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment
Turn off the water supply.
At the farthest back of your toilet bowl, located in front of the water tank, there are two pairs of bolts and nuts hiding underneath.
They usually have covers to protect people from being scratched if they accidentally touch them. Thus, when you are locating them, you might be able to see the cover instead of the bolt itself.
If they are covered, look for the hinges and start prying the opposite of the hinges until you hear a snap.
That then signals that the covers are already open and the bolts and nuts are already exposed. If you are having trouble releasing the cover, use the flathead screwdriver instead of your hands.
With the help of the screwdriver, hold the head of the bolt down to provide support. After which, place the wrench on the nut and start turning it in a clockwise direction.
You may do this without the wrench as well. With the assistance of the screwdriver, turn the bolt in a counterclockwise direction.
Once the two pairs of bolts and nuts are removed, carefully lift the toilet seat and lid away from the toilet bowl.
Procedure for Removing an Electric Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment:
The very first thing that you need to do when you are planning to remove your electric bidet toilet seat attachment is to unplug the product.
Turn off the water supply.
If the brand that you have has a small water reservoir, you should remove the water in it with the help of the drain button.
In case the brand that you have has a deodorizer, pull out the deodorant case and its cover so that it won’t fall off once you remove the electric bidet toilet seat.
The next thing that you need to do is to remove the screws that are keeping the toilet seat attachment in place.
With this, kindly follow steps two and three that are given in the manual bidet toilet seat attachment removal-procedure.
Look for the release button, which is usually found on the side of the electric bidet toilet seat, and push it. Once you are successful, you will be able to hear a click sound.
After which, slowly slide the toilet seat attachment towards the front of the bowl. Make sure not to turn the product upside down after it is released.
The process on how to remove a bidet toilet seat attachment does not require you to hire a plumber or a contractor.
In fact, you can do the process without the need of special or modern tools. Nevertheless, you must take precaution when removing your bidet toilet seat attachments so as not to cause any accidents, as well as not to break the product.
22 thoughts on “How to Remove a Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment: A Detailed Guide”
Hey there! I just moved to my new apartment and I really want to remove the thing with the hose near my toilet. I just knew it’s name after reading your guide haha. Well anyways, I’ve taken basic plumbing before when I was in high school and I have some tools that my dad gave to me. I didn’t know how to remove this bidet and luckily, I found and read your guide about removing a bidet. Thank you for sharing this information and hope that your guide helps other people.
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You’re article is very helpful! Although my bidet is not attached to the seat but its like a spray. Mine had water leaking, so I bought a new set and I didn’t call for the plumber to have it fixed. I did it on my own! I have no experience in plumbing but I think I did a good job. Now I will help my sis with her bidet attached to the seat. I’m going to follow your instructions. Thank you
Your guides are well put together and very informative there’s not a lot you can do to make anything luxurious about changing a toilet or its seat.
I’ve been a residential builder for over 40 years and I like your sites setup and the material is very informative and complete. Thank you.
It’s great to know that you found the guide helpful, Meliza. The instructions will be able to help you to remove the bidet toilet seat from your sister’s toilet.
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Thank you for this DIY article. I love being able to know how to do my own work around my house and this guide will come in handy. It’s nice to know that you don’t always need to hire a handy man to do things around the house when you can find a step by step guide.
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We are pleased to know that the guide was of great help and benefit to you, donhiser. The how to install a bidet toilet seat guide may also come in handy if you are looking to install one.
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Toilets have always been the most complicated things to me, not to mention a biget toilet. Before I read this, if there is a problem with the piping system, my first reaction would be to either directly contact the landlord or the plumber. It seems like this is an easier job than I thought. I really thought I need some complicated machine that requires some kind of thick power cord. I can’t believe that it is as easy as using your a flat head screw driver and a wrench.
We are delighted to know that you found the guide really helpful, Win.
Yes, the job to remove a bidet toilet seat is not complicated at all. It’s about getting the right guide which will allow you to perform the job professionally.
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You just saved me $150, that’s what I would have paid for a plumber if I wouldn’t have read this article! And I thank you for this! I could have asked my neighbor, but I didn’t want to feel I owe something to someone:) However, this guide will really help me remove the bidet toilet seat. Just would like to know if you will have more useful articles about other parts of the house apart from toilets?
Thank you for this excellent post!
Thank you, Daniella and glad that we could save you some money.
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Our concentration is on bidet toilet seats at the moment.
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This is an excellent article detailing the removal of a bidet toilet seat. Your detailed explanation and step-by-step procedures have made this an idiot proof procedure!
I dabble in a bit of plumbing and prepares for people in my family and I do know that one day I may run across the need to do this so thank you for this post.
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You really helped me, I was just about to renovate my toilet and what I have already done, I changed the seat, but not the whole thing. Thanks to your description I’ll change the whole thing. Looks easier than I thought. I’ll let you know once it will be done! Thanks again.
Thank you for the practical advice. It can be very frustrating looking at a project where I do not know exactly where to start.
I can say that I do not mind following the instructions of those who have been in the same situation. Without this guide, it would have taken me longer and I surely would have made some mistakes. Thanks again!
You are welcome, Ernest. We are happy to know that the guide was able to help you with your project.
I read your blog with interest as I have been involved in home improvements and house construction all my life. I thought you did a good and detailed job of explaining the procedure.
The only suggestion I would have is that you place some pictures throughout the blog. There may be some who are inexperienced and a picture would reinforce their ability to learn.
It’s awesome to know that the guide is helpful, Marta.
Do let us know how everything works out in the end.
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