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    Thelma Demers Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    #1

    Jun 17, 2015, 05:31 AM
    Shut off
    I broke the plastic handle of toilet shut off. Can I fix it or do I need a plumber?
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    Milo Dolezal Posts: 7,192, Reputation: 523
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    #2

    Jun 17, 2015, 08:32 AM
    Go to Home Depot, buy new valve with plastic handle. Take Phillips screwdriver, unscrew the handle and install it on the old valve. Easy to do. No need to call plumber

    Milo
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    speedball1 Posts: 29,301, Reputation: 1939
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    #3

    Jun 20, 2015, 09:39 AM
    I completely agree with Milo's answer. A simple and easy repair.
    Just remember that the nut has a left handed thread.
    Good luck,
    Tom
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    afaroo Posts: 4,003, Reputation: 251
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    Jun 20, 2015, 11:26 AM
    Yep I agree with both experts, Thanks.

    John
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    Jun 20, 2015, 01:13 PM
    Agreed but I'd look for a non-plastic replacement. Can you tell us why you were turning the handle?

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