I’m sure you’ve all had the experience of coming back to your apartment after a long day at work or school and taking off your shoes, only to find that there’s water on the floor because the stopper has come out of the sink. These are some simple steps for how to remove it so you can get on with your life!
Can you remove drain stopper from sink?
Removing drain stopper is not hard at all! If you’re having problems, it’s probably because the stopper is broken, which can be frustrating. However, you will discover that this process is simple when there is no damage to your sink or stopper. If you want to avoid these problems in the future, get a new drain stopper that fits your sink! Read more: How to Choose the Perfect Bathroom Sink
How to remove stopper from bathroom sink?
1. Remove the pop-up drain mechanism (if present). This may be held in place by one to three screws, which will usually have Phillips’s heads. Once they are removed, the stem should come out easily. If it is being stubborn, use a pair of pliers to pull it out the rest of the way. Be careful not to tear the rubber washer that goes between the stem and the sink. If there is no pop-up mechanism, skip this step.
2. Turn on hot water from your kitchen faucet. This will create a vacuum in your drain pipe, which may make it easier to remove the stopper mechanism if it is present or break it free if it is stuck. If your sink doesn’t have hot water, you can use a blow dryer on the hottest setting to achieve the same effect.
3. Find the washer at the bottom of the drain pipe where it meets with the pop-up mechanism or with the sink itself (if no pop-up mechanism is present). It may be a rubber or plastic washer, much like that on a garden hose. If it is metal, push a thin screwdriver between the washer and the drain pipe to loosen it up.
4. Remove the washer by hand. If it doesn’t come off easily, use pliers to pull it free. Replace with a new washer if possible. Otherwise, just slide the stopper mechanism over the drain pipe and tighten it with a screwdriver to secure it in place. You can also use a thin metal washer if no replacement is available.
5. Test your sink by releasing the hot water from your kitchen faucet or turning off the blow dryer. If water still flows into the sink, repeat steps 2 and 3 until it is fixed.
Now you know how to remove stopper from bathroom sink, other than that your problem should be solved. I hope these steps were easy enough for you! Any questions or comments are welcome below.