But maybe i'll have to rethink that. To remove one, set it to the open position and turn the stopper in a counterclockwise direction to unscrew it. To fix a lift-and-turn bathtub drain that won't stay open to drain, you'll need to completely remove the stopper from the drain. Of course it was in a sealed blister pack - so I didn't try this out to confirm. Clean the rubber end of a toilet plunger in the sink with soap and water. 4. Hopefully it is just bent, and can be unbent or it is easily replaced. Has to be lime. Joined: 8 Jul 2013 Messages: 33 Thanks Received: 0 Country: ... pop up plug stuck in wash hand basin. Open the stopper all the way and grasp the head with one hand while you grasp the shaft underneath it with a pair of adjustable joint pliers. Replies: 1 Views: 302. oldbuffer 7 Jun 2020. Unscrew the popup off to see the mechanism, its stuck fast, won't budge when trying to press it without the lid. 6yo house has 4 vanities, one has stuck, another is about to, and another has a big different version, so I guess that stuck too. To disassemble the plug, unscrew it by turning it counterclockwise. You have to screw it back in again. So just replace the old one, and clean off any residue in the plug hole. Start with the stopper on the clicker mechanism and make sure it is tightened down all the way. No grit or a bit of muck? Return the knob to the surface of the stopper. Rackers. new one looks like the ones in city plumbing. Spring loaded. If open Draino (powder/crystals not liquid) will deal to hair, fatty deposits and general goop. You want the end of the stopper to be at a 90 degree angle from the ball joint post. Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Rackers, 12 Jun 2016. Sorry, the stuck plug is the result, but the plug itself isn't stuck or jammed, what springs it up and down is, leaving the plug stuck on the down position, it is spring loaded, and it won't now spring release. Firstly you have to get the plug bit out (the shiny chromed bit) If you can get the plug to open (ie you are doing this before it is jammed in as preventative maintenance) you can grip the outside with your fingers or CAREFULLY with pliers and rotate it to come off How to Replace a Bathtub Stopper. Use a lemon and vinegar solution or chrome polish to give the stopper an extra shine. How can I fix it? Set … We hardly used it at the old place, and moved it to new place. If your bath clicker drain is not clicking or sealing properly, refer to the following troubleshooting information. Reattach the knurled knob on top of the stopper. The 'latch' sometimes fails. CLR looks ideal, as long as its kept away from the sealant. The stopper can then be cleaned, or replaced with a new one. I don't see the benefits of these fittings. Pull the plate and lever away from the overflow hole, partially pulling out the mechanism. JavaScript is disabled. I think our water here is quite hard. Everyday Toilet Plunger. The fitting that moves to lock and unlock get stuck, Ive heard thats not uncommon.There are tilt ones but I cant find any, so just a post re suggestions to keep them clean and working. Intermittent Overflow of Feed and Expansion Tank. The left photo (Fig. All I had was the draining would slow, Id rejuvenated the S trap, it was full of sludge, clean in, and sorted. When I pull the handle up, it just falls back down. How to Replace a Foot Stop Tub Drain. The actual whole plug unit with two plugs isn't that expensive to buy, about $20, but I guess the cost is installing it. Here, I can see a lime buildup around the outside of the plug, on the vanity surface, so lime seems to be the culprit. The culprit is the pivot nut that holds the horizontal (pivot) arm onto the popup assembly. Had this happen (to our only popup plug) a couple of times before we made the connection. If you unscrewed the pop-up insert, perhaps removed the seal for good measure in case the CLR attacked the rubber, then soaked it in some CLR that may work. I have one, about 2 years old, that is getting reluctant to un plug / realease. Sprinkle baking soda on the fitting, spray white vinegar on so it fizzles, flush 30 minutes later. Within seconds to lift a pop up sink plug that is stuck. Location of megaflo in overall household pipework? I get you now. Looking for a Heating Engineer? Has to be lime. Is commercial plumbing a good move for a level 2 plumbing & heating diploma trained adult going through a career change? I cant find any tilt ones, so I thought I will get two popups, and find out how to maintain them. 10. Its stuck. Discuss Slotted pop-up 'click clack' waste won't stay down in the Bathrooms, Showers and Wetrooms area at PlumbersForums.net, Reply to Slotted pop-up 'click clack' waste won't stay down in the Bathrooms, Showers and Wetrooms area at PlumbersForums.net, Welcome to PlumbersForums.net - The international free. Caused by hair etc, although no hair is used on these, I assume hard water deposits? I normally just screw it out and chuck a new one in. From the look of them, then if they're jamming because of scale buildup, then it might not be easy to remove that with CLR or other acid descaler as most of it's just going to end up going down to the trap - not stay on the surface that's jammed. Turn the head counterclockwise. $9.36 #42. Pop-up stopper; Pop-up stoppers are the kind where you push it down to close it – and then push it once more to make it pop up again when you want to open it. Don't quite follow. When they harden it also causes popups to jam. Re CLR, yes, if I remove the plug, I can pour CLR in, but some will remain on the brass fittings. It takes me 2 minutes to shave, and in that time the plug pops up 4 or 5 times. Bathtub Stopper, Silicone Tub Stopper Drain Stopper, Bathtub Plug for Kitchen, Bathroom, Laundry, Shower and Jacuzzi, 2 Pack (Blue+Pink) (Bathtub Plug-Blue) 4.6 out of 5 ... KOHLER GENUINE PART GP1037022-CP POP-UP STOPPER WITH METAL STEM 4.3 out of 5 stars 139. Vinegar and/or detergent, flushed with hot water can keep it clean, a capful of CLR every now and then might contain lime, should that be the key issue. EB D001 Black Bathroom Sink Pop Up Drain. makes sense. If the clog isn’t too far down—and if you are brave enough—you can pry the strainer off and try to remove it yourself . Push it in, and the copper fitting locks it in. Eventually the vacuum on the other side of the plug reduced enough for it to pop back up. An entire new 32 or 40mm pop-up fitting doesn't cost much more than a bottle of CLR. Pull-up on the down drain rod (#1) and make sure that both it and the post in the drain move up and down freely. Feed the drain stopper back into the drain. If your bathtub’s draining slowly, there may be a build-up of hair, soap and other gunk clogging the drain. At our old place in Beckenham, never had this issue. Water = leaks. When you have a push button sink plug stuck in the open position, it's usually because something is interfering with the spring. Once the bathtub stopper has been removed, use a flashlight to peer into the drain. Im told thats due to little use of the tub faucet, the ones that you can move, as in moving the swivel faucet. You are using an out of date browser. Next, unscrew the shaft. The bit that releases when its sprung to release, jams. If the retaining nut is too tight, the horizontal pivot rod won't move. Be patient… you’ll get this! Peek above the sink to make sure the stopper is fully closed and that the pop-up rod is pushed all the way down, 3. re-tighten the thumb screw by turning clockwise. The plug unscrew but you cant unscrew the intervals to pull the out. Model #EBD001MB. Not sure if lubricating the mechanism with silicone grease might help keep them free, they don't seem to come with any lube on them. It may have tabs for hand-tightening or it … Mine is a 32mm longtail with over flow. I'll see what the plumber says when he's back, but he was quite uncomplimentary about them. Was also starting to wonder how to clean it, short of pulling everything apart. Tried WD40, but my guess is a spring has gone somehow. For the stopper to stay down, or hold any position for that matter, there must be pressure against the ball on the horizontal rod. Cheap to replace. Slide the clevis up the stopper rod as far as you can. With the popups, if they arent often used to fill the vanity with water, then maybe same issue, buildup of lime from infrequent use. Fix the mounting post to the bottom drain fitting. I saw the long-tail waste trap version, at least the 32mm version for vanities etc, it looked like the mechanism should unscrew just the same as the standard ones. On a semi regular basis I thought I would unscrew the plug and: 1. Pour CLR on the fitting, leave for 10 minutes or more if its safe, flush. Item #1358758. Help to Fix a Click Clack Plug that won't Stay Down. Source(s): Union Electrician, Local 134, Chicago, IL. for pricing and availability. Within seconds to lift a pop up sink plug that is stuck. Use an old rag to help grip the stopper if you have difficulty pulling up on the stuck stopper. Ive been told this is common for them. Mine is 32mm long tail with overflow, its a bit more complex than a standard one, and a non plumber like me. Adjust the nut. If that maintains it, then its a sound cost. Pour some detergent in, leave for ages, then flush with hot water. Our washing tub tap is leaking, plumber said thats due to never being moved. If the bathtub pop-up drain stopper is stuck and simply won't unscrew, use a pair of pliers around the round cap to wiggle it loose. Plumber said to move them from time to time if they arent moved in general use, to keep it from building up, and then causing a gap for water to seep. I'll replace these two, and yes I will watch them being removed and installed though. Wiggle the stopper left and right and up and down to free it. Read the label. No. 'Popper' plug won't stay down/seal. Stopper Adjustment. On the back of the drainpipe, there is a nut. Foot- or toe-stop drains feature plug assemblies that are threaded inside drain openings. Was at hardware store today - bought one of these pop-up plug fittings for replacing a scratched and ugly looking standard fitting in a vanity. Thanks for the advice. And to every now and then move it, to stop constant lime buildup. If it expanded to much maybe causing it not push in all the way. Had this happen (to our only popup plug) a couple of times before we made the connection. But CLR seems to have a large number of do not use on this. IN BRIEF: Remove the screws that secure the overflow cover plate. How do I take up that little slack that pops up after I push it all the way down, it does not have a problem poping all the way up but won't stay all the way down to prevent water from draining from tub- after the quarter inch it can pop ALL the way up as it should to drain the tub. At the new place, Aidanfield, 6yo, it seems that 1 of the 4 popups has already failed, as it has a different plug, still popup, a bigger one. I was thinking CLR. So I feel the water is quite hard here. These little stoppers are quite inexpensive to purchase from Amazon or any home improvement store, costing in the region of $20. How to fix a pop up drain waste plug that is stuck or leaking. Placing a soft, thin cloth between the pliers and the top of the stopper can help prevent damage. 1) shows the threads from the clicker assembly. Perhaps it's not unscrewing easily due to the thread being gunged up with the same stuff that's causing the pop-up mechanism to jam. If the shaft doesn't turn, continue turning the head until it disengages from the shaft. The stopper on my bathroom faucet doesn't stay closed. After 3 years of good service, the plug in the pop-up waste in a bathroom basin won't stay down/closed for more than 30 seconds. Maybe leave it there for a while, flush, rinse and repeat, to clear it over a few goes. Any bathtub drain stopper that doesn't do its job is an annoying inconvenience. Hold it in place by gripping the larger part of the drain with one pair of pliers, … Check the sealing washer around the plug part. 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