The push button on my lavatory cistern won't "push", ie. nothing happens when you push it. It's as if the mechanism inside has become decoupled and I need to get inside the cistern to do this. How do you get inside?
By Alistair from Whitstable, Kent, UK
By Leigh  12/06/2010
Can you remove the tank cover? Every toilet I have ever seen has a removable top.
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This has been bugging me for a while. I'm sure the answer is laughably simple, but I just don't see it. I have a problem with the cistern on the toilet, it is easy to fix, if I can just lift the lid off the cistern. Before you laugh, it isn't as easy as all that as it is one of those with the flush button in the middle of the lid, and when I try to lift the lid, the button mechanism stays attached and won't lift. I'm afraid of pulling too hard and breaking something. Where is the screw to loosen the lid or did the installer glue the whole thing in place as a long term practical joke?
By Mat from Stourbridge