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Fix a Pop-up Drain Stopper

Here’s a quick tip to help fix a pop-up drain stopper. Your bathtub or sink drain stopper may stop working at some point so here are tips to fix a pop-up drain stopper. These important devices seal the bathtub or sink from leaking using levers and links which are raised and lowered by the lever or know which you can find near the body of the faucet. This lever connects to a lift rod which is fastened to a ‘clevis’ or slotted bar which is flat. The clevis does the work of pushing the stopper up and also allows it to fall naturally into the drain body to create a seal. When you push the knob down this causes the rod to force the stopper up while pulling this knob pulls the sink drain stopper down.

If the sink or bathtub stopper is no longer working it can usually be fixed with a relatively simple adjustment underneath the sink. The stopper may not close and prevents the sink or tub from filling up and this wastes water. While drain stoppers which don’t open up fully make the water drain slowly. Tip – Fix a Pop-up Drain Stopper

  • Remove the stopper and check it out to see if there is a blockage or mechanical problem.
  • Hold the stopper body and pull it with the hinged rocker arm out of the drain.
  • Check for debris or hair and clean this out completely.
  • Look to see if the rubber seal has been damaged and replace it accordingly.
  • Make certain the flange is seated tightly when reinstalling the drain stopper and rocker arm.

Hair, shampoo or soap residue, and debris are the usual culprits malfunctioning and cause you to have to fix a pop-up drain stopper. Keeping it cleared of this material will keep it working in good order and you’ll get the longest life out of it.

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