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Most of us take the sink pop-up plug for granted until it stops working properly. Then, we get the feeling of “sinking” that no one wants, especially in the bathroom of our house.
Fortunately, this is thanks to the help of Doug Cornwell, COO of Alure Home Improvements and the latest issue of “60 Seconds Fix: How to Adjust the Sink Pop-up Window in 60 Seconds”.
Generally, there are two common problems with this device, Cornwell said: “One is that the pop-up window does not stay on top, so it will keep falling. The other is that it does not pop up high enough.”
The pop-up plug is a lever with a handle that passes through the faucet on the sink. When you lift it up, the device it is connected to under the sink pulls the plug down onto the drain pipe, forming a tight seal. When you push the lever down, it will open the drain plug and let the water flow out.
Of course, in order to perform these repairs simply, you must first take some basic steps. Move everything away from under the sink so that you have enough room for manipulation.
Make sure that the horizontal pivot rod connected to the sink drain pipe is connected to the U-shaped clip, which is a flat metal piece connected to the vertical stop rod, and one end of the horizontal pivot rod has four vertically arranged holes going through.
The other end of the pivot rod is a fixing nut to fix it on the drain pipe. If the fixing nut is too tight, the horizontal pivot rod will not move. However, if it is too loose, the pivot rod will not function as expected.
After tightening the nut, the pop-up stop rod should remain upward when it is pulled up, and will not slide backward when the faucet is running.
If the pop-up stop is not completely up or down when you pull it, the stop will not always open or seal tightly. This situation affects the rate at which water drains from the sink.
To fix it, you must change the clevis hole through which the horizontal pivot rod passes. There is a screw on the top of the clevis that allows the plug rod to slide up and down. A screwdriver may be required for this process. There may also be a clamp that holds the horizontal rod in place.
As shown by Doug, to solve this problem, all you need to do is to ensure that there is enough space for the pop-up stop lever to rise to the proper height above the faucet and lock in an upright position without releasing too much pressure.
Look under the sink of the clevis, and pass through a lower hole for the horizontal pivot rod so that the pop-up stop rod is in the lowest position. When the horizontal pivot rod is inserted into the new hole, the clevis screw can help you make final adjustments.
Therefore, with the help of Doug Cornwell and Alure Home Improvements, with a little ingenuity and patience, you can solve another simple problem.
Post time: Sep-07-2020