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How To Fix A Pop-Up Drain


 

Step 2. Remove the screws from the cover plate. Pull the trip lever and the linkage from the overflow opening. Clean off soap and hair with a dish scrubbing brush in a basin of hot water. Remove mineral buildup with white vinegar and a wire brush. Lubricate moving parts of the linkage and rocker arm mechanism with heatproof grease.

 

Step 1. Raise the trip lever to the open position. Pull the stopper and rocker arm assembly from the drain. Clean off soap and hair with a dishwashing brush in a basin of hot water. Clean off mineral deposits with a toothbrush or small wire brush and white vinegar.

 

Step 3. Adjust the pop-up stopper mechanism by first loosening the locknut on the lift rod. If the stopper doesn’t close all the way, shorten the linkage by screwing the rod ‘ farther into the linkage- adjusting bracket. If the stopper doesn’t open wide enough, extend the linkage by unscrewing the rod 1/8". Tighten the locknut before replacing the mechanism and testing your adjustment.

 

 

 

 

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