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  • misslinguist commented on Phil B's instructable Fix a Sink Stopper5 months ago
    Fix a Sink Stopper

    Hi Phil,Thanks to your excellent instructible, we ended up changing out the whole drain assembly a few months ago. It worked great, until a few weeks ago. Now the problem is baffling to me, and I wonder if you have any ideas. The pop-up stopper is connected to the rod in side the drain. When I pull the rod to close the drain, it closes tightly and is still obviously connected to the rod. However, when I push the rod back down, the stopper will not pop-up. I can tell that everything is still connected, and since all parts were changed 3 months ago, I know that nothing has rusted.Getting everything connected is super annoying, and I'm reluctant to pull out the stopper because I don't want to deal with trying to get it connected again. Basically, I just tell people not to close the ...see more »Hi Phil,Thanks to your excellent instructible, we ended up changing out the whole drain assembly a few months ago. It worked great, until a few weeks ago. Now the problem is baffling to me, and I wonder if you have any ideas. The pop-up stopper is connected to the rod in side the drain. When I pull the rod to close the drain, it closes tightly and is still obviously connected to the rod. However, when I push the rod back down, the stopper will not pop-up. I can tell that everything is still connected, and since all parts were changed 3 months ago, I know that nothing has rusted.Getting everything connected is super annoying, and I'm reluctant to pull out the stopper because I don't want to deal with trying to get it connected again. Basically, I just tell people not to close the drain, and it stays open all the time. But I do have small things and contacts that could fall down the drain, so it would be great if I could remedy this problem.Thanks!

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