My mistake for not being clearer, as you have quite reasonably assumed I was talking about a pop-up waste controlled by a lever or knob with connecting rod. Check to see that the horizontal pivot rod is connected to the clevis. The remaining parts are underneath the sink. The ball acts as a fulcrum and allows the rod to swing up and down and activate the stopper. Do not over-tighten this nut, but make sure it is secure enough so that the drain assembly does not spin in the drain opening.
When this happens, the solution is to remove the hair or other build-up from around the stopper or the end of the pivot rod. All images and tutorials on this blog are copyrighted material. Clean it, if necessary, then look at stopper head. To remove an old-style bathtub pop-up: 1. Before you can check for clogs in the sink or examine the plug to see if it is broken, you must remove the plug from drain.
If the stopper sits too high or not high enough in the drain, go under the sink with a flashlight and identify these parts, per the illustration above. The lever operates a lift linkage that pulls on a spring. It is possible that this could be worn to the point of not working correctly when the mechanics of the pop up are moved to the closed position. The second-most common cause of stopper problems is the rod that enters the sink drain pipe is not connected to the bottom of the sink stopper. If you have a little flat bladed screwdriver and a torch, get a cushion and have a lie down on the floor to see what's what Click to expand. Sounds like a simple binding. While are sometimes installed this way when you are installing a new sink, in practice you may be installing the pop-up drain on a sink that is already in place.
To adjust the overflow assembly, remove the screws that secure the overflow cover plate, and pull the plate and lever away from the overflow hole, partially pulling out the mechanism. Please contact me if you would like to borrow any media photos, video or audio files , tutorials, or ideas from this blog. Jul 24, 2010 When you pull out the stopper is it completely intact? Should the Sink Stopper Be Connected to Anything? Replacing The Stopper If the pivot rod is unable to engage the pop-up stopper because of damage to the bottom of the stopper, replace the stopper. Readjust the Mechanism A stuck drainplug may also be caused by the plug's mechanism coming out of adjustment. If you can see the clog, reach down the drain and pull it out with needle-nose pliers, a wire hanger or your fingers.
When doing the repair, the nuts in the kit were not the right size. Check the pop up for wear at the point where the rod attaches. The bar that you push down at the back of the tap body? A pop-up drain stopper is vulnerable to foreign objects becoming stuck in it, which hinders the stopper from raising or seating properly. This video shows how to do this. The lift knob on top of the sink raises and lowers the stopper.
Other stoppers have a locking notch that grips the pivot rod. Check the rubber seal for damage and, if necessary, replace it. Once the mechanism has sat with the screw loose for a minute or so, tighten the screw again. For now, it only needs to be hand-tightened enough to hold it in place. Sometimes the most obvious is the last thing we look at.
The stopper in the sink drain and the lift rod on the sink faucet are the visible components of the pop-up assembly. The repair procedure consists of disassembly, cleaning and reassembly. Make sure the opening in the tailpiece where the pop-up pivot lever will fit is pointing straight back towards the wall. This is usually due to a build up of soap scum, mould etc yum so this is how you get them to work again --with the added bonus of cleaning the crap off of them, so they are more hygenic. It is possible that the adjustment has slipped resulting in the drain not closing off properly. Undo the actuating rod behind the waste partly retract the rod so you can then remove the pop-up and clean it.
Check the seal, remove hair and debris, and then push it back into the drain. Some plugs simply pull straight up and out of the drain opening. If you want to remove the assembly, you may be able to pull it right out. How Do I Reassemble the Sink Stopper Parts? The flashlight will help you also look down the drain periodically so you can see if the clog is completely gone. I have a Bathstore pop up in the bath that sometimes needs this treatment, especially if the bath has been really full of water. You are now ready to adjust the linkage so the stopper moves correctly in the drain. It is best to start by adjusting the lift rod-clevis connection.
Good luck with your project. Instead, the pivot rod may connect directly to a vertical rod from the lift knob. If you do not have plumber's putty or cannot use it on your type of sink, then you can use silicone or even the foam or rubber gasket that comes with some pop-up assemblies. Use channel-type pliers or a basin wrench to remove the mounting nut from the tailpiece on the old drain assembly, then lift the assembly clear of the sink. Pulling the knob causes the pivot rod to pull the stopper down. Thanks for that but I've already emptied the washbasin and nothing is happening.