How to remove towel hanger and toilet paper dispenser from bathroom wall?

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x_it_9mm asks:

So in my bathroom has white ceramic toilet paper dispenser and towel hanger they do not have any screws or anything and I can’t figure out how to remove it from the wall without ripping half the wall down???

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Answer by ʎəʌəəʍ ʎəʌəəd ʎəʌəəls
If they’re ceramic then they’ll probably be part of the tiling. Google how to remove a broken tile- but you’re going to be left with a bare patch where you need to match the surrounding tiles.
Sounds like it’s going to be more trouble than it’s worth if they’re not broken.

5 thoughts on “How to remove towel hanger and toilet paper dispenser from bathroom wall?

  1. White ceramic paper dispenser and towel holders are secured to the wall in the same way as the wall tiles are secured – adhesive. Bust them off. Use a hammer and chisel.

    If they are metal, there’s a small screw on the under side of the arms that hold the dispenser/rack. Sometimes there are standard slotted screws, other times they are allen screws.

  2. Many times they’ll attach to a small metal bracket that is screwed to the wall. You slide the ceramic part down onto the bracket and tighten a small screw that faces down from the bracket. If you look at the ceramic part, you should notice the bracket under the bottom edge. Loosen the screw and slide the ceramic part up.

    Good luck.

  3. If there’s no visible screws, then they’re probably attached with adhesive. Using a rubber mallet, give them a good whack on the flattest side(s) at a right angle to the wall. I was able to remove a towel holder using this technique with no damage to the towel holder and only minor damage to the wall (it took some of the paper off the sheetrock, but that was repairable).

  4. I have ceramic holders also. Mine come off by lifting upward. There is a metal bracket that is attached to the wall. The bracket has a lip as does the inside of the dispenser and hangers. The lips just overlap each other holding the ceramic in place. If they are the same still as mine, just push upward, do not pull away from the wall as you lift. I hope this helps.

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