Best Toilet Repair Kits in 2020



Plumb Pak PP836-55 Toilet Shim, Plastic, 8 Pack, Soft White, 8 Sets Review:


Such simply item can make such a huge difference. These things are great. I used them first to level the toilet in my master bathroom after I put down a new tile floor. For some reason I didnt get the tile level around the toilet, which isn't noticeable to the eye, but once you set the toilet you become very aware how out of level the toilet is. These shims are quick and simple to use. Put a 24 inch level across the bowl of the toilet. Put the shims where you need them under the lip of the toilet. Cut off the access shim with a blade as close to the toilet as you can get. Then caulk around the toilet as normal. The caulking covers up the shim never to be seen again. You will be amazed at how weird it will feel to sit on the same toilet that has been out of level for years and now its level.



Fluidmaster 7530P8 Universal Better Than Wax Toilet Seal, Wax-Free Toilet Bowl Gasket Review:


Bought this for a leaking toilet. Upon pulling the toilet up, the old wax ring was the obvious source of the leak. Flange was under the floor level, but not by much. According to instructions, I then used the spacer piece and the gasket/seal piece. Comes with plastic washers to help hold up the bolts, which was nice. I put the toilet in place once, pulled back out and inspected. Things looked ok, so put back in place. The width of the spacer and gasket/seal made the toilet push off the floor a bit, but applying some weight to the toilet while tightening the nuts brought it back to rest on the floor. Everything sealed up fine - no leaks. Was working in a bathroom that was about the size of a normal public bathroom stall, so there was no room for a second person to help seat the toilet, so the extra forgiveness in getting a toilet properly seated with this product over a wax ring alone was worth it. I'll never use a wax ring again if I can help it.



Korky 6000BP Universal Toilet WaxFree Seal with Hardware - Toilet Installation Made Easy - Made in USA Review:


My installation is replacing a failed wax ring for a toilet setting on a tile floor. The flange is cast iron and sits about 1/4" below the tile floor. This toilet develops a slight rock, even when caulked. That combined with routine plunging of the toilet results in a life expectancy of 3-4 years for wax rings. So, this was not my first experience with this job or this toilet. After removing the toiled and the old wax ring I dried the area under and around the flange with a hair drier to reduce potential rusting of the flange.

Per the instructions for a flange located below the floor, I installed the full set of foam seals (layers are removed when the flange is flush with or above the floor). Set the toilet on the new seal and secured it to the floor using the enclosed replacement closet bolts and hardware. I snugged the nuts tight enough to seat the seal, but left them loose enough to apply a thin bead of caulk between the toilet and the tile. Connected the water line and flushed the toilet four to five times to check for leaks, there were none. Applied a bead of caulk and snugged up the nuts enough to prevent the toilet from rocking, while avoiding overtightening. For me, installation was straight forward and there were no surprises. If you have not done this job before, there are plenty of videos on the web that will guide you through the process. The manufacture even has a video on installing this product. The instructions are clear, I am familiar with job, so I did not bother with the video.

Regarding seal quality, there were no apparent manufacturing defects and build quality appeared good. Product is Made in the USA.. We have two toilets in the house. Baring any unexpected problems with the current product, I will use the same product when replacing the remaining wax seal. If I do have problems with the product in the future, I will update this review.



NEXT BY DANCO Perfect Seal Toilet Wax Ring | Wax-Free Toilet Seal | Toilet Installation & Repair (10718X) Review:


I wasn't sure these would work when I first ordered them. I was installing a new American Standard Champion toilet that came with long hold-down screws and tall bolt covers. The DANCO toilet hold-down bolts were made of brass and stainless steel, so the no-rust qualities of these metals attracted me. Toilet flanges may be high or low, depending on the plumber and the installation situation. I had an Oatey low-profile flange on top of a new porcelain tile floor. The stainless ring of the flange had just enough space to fit the small brass bases that fit into the hold-down bolt slots in the flange. These DANCO bases have a cylindrical "nut" that you loosen enough to allow the base to slide under the flange slot - the nut stays on top of the flange and the brass base slides under the top of the flange and into the flanges bolt slot. You then align the bases at the correct distance from the wall (in my case, a standard 12 inches) for each base on opposite sides of the flange. Then, DANCO provides two plastic guides that will enable you to set the toilet onto the flange by fitting the two blue plastic guides through the mounting holes of the toilet base. Each blue guide has a ridge that serves as a thickness mark. If the toilet mounting "lip" allows the mark to be higher than the toilet lip surface, you won't need the extension provided in the kit. If the mark is above the lip, just screw the stainless steel bolt into the bases (after you slip the blue plastic guides out of the bases) and hand-tighten the bolts using a plastic piece that fits around the head of the bolt. It tightens down easily and snuggly. The great part is that it is low profile with no tall plastic hoods sticking up on the toilet lips. Caps are provided to cover the bolt heads leaving a nice, neat, low-profile mount. As a bonus, none of the components are made of rusting iron or steel! I was surprised at the quality and style of the finished product! It's worth every penny!!



NEXT BY DANCO All-in-One Toilet Installation Kit | Perfect Seal Wax Ring & Zero Cut Bolts | Toilet Repair | Wax-Free | Mounting Toilet Bolts (10879X) Review:


I wasn't sure these would work when I first ordered them. I was installing a new American Standard Champion toilet that came with long hold-down screws and tall bolt covers. The DANCO toilet hold-down bolts were made of brass and stainless steel, so the no-rust qualities of these metals attracted me. Toilet flanges may be high or low, depending on the plumber and the installation situation. I had an Oatey low-profile flange on top of a new porcelain tile floor. The stainless ring of the flange had just enough space to fit the small brass bases that fit into the hold-down bolt slots in the flange. These DANCO bases have a cylindrical "nut" that you loosen enough to allow the base to slide under the flange slot - the nut stays on top of the flange and the brass base slides under the top of the flange and into the flanges bolt slot. You then align the bases at the correct distance from the wall (in my case, a standard 12 inches) for each base on opposite sides of the flange. Then, DANCO provides two plastic guides that will enable you to set the toilet onto the flange by fitting the two blue plastic guides through the mounting holes of the toilet base. Each blue guide has a ridge that serves as a thickness mark. If the toilet mounting "lip" allows the mark to be higher than the toilet lip surface, you won't need the extension provided in the kit. If the mark is above the lip, just screw the stainless steel bolt into the bases (after you slip the blue plastic guides out of the bases) and hand-tighten the bolts using a plastic piece that fits around the head of the bolt. It tightens down easily and snuggly. The great part is that it is low profile with no tall plastic hoods sticking up on the toilet lips. Caps are provided to cover the bolt heads leaving a nice, neat, low-profile mount. As a bonus, none of the components are made of rusting iron or steel! I was surprised at the quality and style of the finished product! It's worth every penny!!



KOHLER GENUINE PART GP1013092-0 BOLT CAPS KIT FOR TOILETS Review:


What can I say? Best cat toy ever! My cat loves them. I keep buying these because they eventually end up in the catnip mice prisoner-of-war camps behind the refrigerator and under the couch. I have gotten some bargains on other brands, but my cat won't accept any other brand—it's got to be Kohler. Koler's are more flexible and they bounce differently when she attacks them.
Oh yes, I also have 7 Kohler toilets that have these bolt caps on them. They do their intended job of covering the unsightly end of bolt that secures the toilet to the floor. They come in a nice finish with a consistent shade of white.They also come with a disk to screw them down which prevents my cat from stealing them when her supply runs low.



NEXT BY DANCO HyrdroRight Universal Water-Saving Toilet Repair Kit with Dual Flush Valve | Push Button | Valve Replacement (HYR460) Review:


I had some reservations about purchasing this product due to the negative reviews, but after having the unit installed in a 1987 American Standard for a few months I think I can safely say that if you are careful about following the instructions (and they are a little complex), you'll be happy with this purchase. $30 beats $250 for a new dual flush toilet, and you keep a hundred pounds of ceramic out of a landfill.

I do have some advice to give to future purchasers of this device:

First, read the instructions through once before you install the device. It's good policy for any installation, but these instructions really are at what I'd call the high end of a layman's capability. What's more, you really can't count on the manufacturer's support -- I made two calls on two separate days, during business hours, and was shunted to voicemail both times. I never received a call back. Fortunately I was able to resolve my problem myself (see "Third," below).

Second, everything about setting this unit up requires /firm/ pressure, and nearly every part that moves in this device locks into or out of place with a loud snapping sound. You're going to think you've broken something at least once during installation and calibration. Don't let it scare you. Be careful, but don't be too gentle.

Third, when you install the dual-flush converter, it comes with the blue float (which sets the quantity of water to use in a light flush) set to the highest point (the smallest possible amount of water). As part of the calibration process, the instructions will tell you to test light-flush the toilet, moving the blue float downward each time until the bowl drains completely.

What I discovered was that repeatedly light-flushing the toilet will cause a false positive result (a light flush will succeed when the blue float is still set too high), and then you won't get successful light flushes later, which can be frustrating (and gross). I found that test light-flushing the toilet gave me false successful light flushes only four clicks from the highest setting, but to get consistent successful flushing over a period of days, I needed to be about five clicks from the lowest setting. This is still a lot less water than is used for a full flush!

What I recommend is this:

1) Install and calibrate the device according to the instructions.

2) Press firmly down on the blue float until it reaches its lowest point (the largest possible amount of water). This will make a loud ratcheting noise; again, don't worry, you haven't broken anything.

3) Use the toilet normally for a day or two.

4) Once you've determined that the toilet always light-flushes successfully at this setting, pull the blue float up three clicks.

5) Repeat steps 2-4 until you start getting failed light flushes.

6) Press the blue float down one click.

7) Use the toilet normally for a day or two.

8) If you start getting failed light flushes, repeat steps 6 and 7 until you don't.

9) Rest easy knowing that your light flush is properly calibrated.

Update: bought two more for the upstairs bathrooms!

May 2014 Update: I've noticed that the supplied zip-tie securing the flush meter to the fill pipe has broken in all three of my installations, the last of which I performed only last year.

I believe the rubber o-ring around the fill pipe is still keeping the gasket secure, so I don't think this is a major fault, but be advised that if you are performing a first-time installation you may want to replace the supplied zip-tie with a sturdier one you buy yourself.

December 2014 Update: In the interest of full disclosure, because this review gets so much attention, one of my installations failed after about 26 months. My other two are still going strong, and I suspect it was not a defect in the device. We had one of these -- Kaboom with OxiClean Scrub Free! System-1 ct -- installed, and it appeared to be leaking highly concentrated cleaning solution into the tank. I think that what happened was the cleaning solution in the tank ate an internal seal in the flush valve, which is a thing that happens. You should never put cleaning solution of any kind in your toilet tank.

The failure was slight, a very slow drip, but every time it dripped it made a loud pinging that resonated throughout the downstairs of the house. I could not correct it by manipulating the valve, so It had to go. Rather than install another one of these devices we decided 25 years was a good run and installed one of these: American Standard 2989.101.020 Concealed Trapway Cadet 3 Right Height Elongated Flowise 1.28 gpf Toilet with Seat, White.

December 2017 update: My two remaining installations are still working perfectly, five and a half years later.



DANCO Universal Toilet Tank Repair Kit, 1-Pack (80816) Review:


I ordered two of these, used one as I trained my son how to installed it. I ordered these to replace two, 2 year old toilet repair kits that ended up being worthless. The Danco repair kit is a better quality brand. The last brand that I had to repair was the pits because I had to keep adjusting it and then the screw tip of the plastic float rod or arm broke off inside of the screw neck of the plastic float ball so I had to replace the whole unit. The Danco brand is a better quality unit and I especially like the metal arm because it alleviates the fear of the float rod or arm breaking off at the tip inside of the neck of the plastic float ball. I should also note that the installation was easy, so easy that I did not have to adjust the unit after it was installed. I will most likely purchase two more of these units. I am happy with this product.