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How to Repair a Loose Towel Bar in Your Bathroom

By: Danny Lipford

Bathroom towel bars are often secured only to the drywall and not the studs. Over time pressure on the towel bar can cause it to work loose. To repair this problem:

  1. Loosen the set screws under the towel bar and remove it from the wall.
  2. Loosen the bracket screws and remove the brackets from the wall.
  3. Insert toggle bolts in each bracket.
  4. If needed, enlarge the bracket holes in the drywall with a screwdriver, and insert the toggle bolts in the holes.
  5. Tighten the toggle bolts so the brackets are secure.
  6. Mount the towel rack on the wall and tighten the set screws.

Watch this video to find out more.

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  • Chet Says:
    June 10th, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Question bathroom towel bar, trying to tighten it,
    There are no set screws under the fixture, how do you get it off the wall.



  • Kate Says:
    July 30th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    I have a problem with our towel bar – the hidden wall mounts (similar to those in the video) got lost when we redid the bathroom. I have had the hardest finding replacements! Do you have any ideas or resources?


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