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# 212753 11-Apr-2017 09:22
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Its stuck down. Removed the cap to see whats there

 

It has a lock washer on top, and no obvious means to unscrew it. I assume gunk or hard water has built up that is locked the spring. I dont want to force anything, so will pour some vinegar and baking soda on it and see. This avo ill get some WD40 and try that. Any other ideas? The other one stuck a bit too when I checked that but ok now, so must be a buildup. Circa 6 years old

 

Looks like this from the top

 

http://www.fishpond.co.nz/Homeware/Clickbasin-Push-Click-Stainless-Slotted-Basin-Pop-Up-Waste-Plug/9999113672599?utm_source=googleps&utm_medium=ps&utm_campaign=NZ&gclid=CJX456XomtMCFYWVvQodX9cBAQ

 

 

 

 


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  # 1760585 11-Apr-2017 09:26
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New pop up/down parts are cheap at mitre 10 if they are the right ones. The brass latching thing should unscrew from the frame of the waste and have 2 flats on the top to let you get grip on it.





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  # 1760622 11-Apr-2017 09:47
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Normally those ones unscrew anti-clockwise to pull the cap off, but it normally comes out with a whole stem thing as well (see youtube)

 

If your options fail then you will need to undo the massive nut under the sink and replace the whole mechanism.  That means breaking the plumbers putty seal between the basin and the waste flange.  Its a super easy handyman job if replacing like for like and you can watch a video on how to apply plumbers putty when putting it back.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1761913 11-Apr-2017 22:32
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 The latch up/down mechanism should 'just' unscrew from the centre of the hole under the plug and be replaceable. It is roughly cylindrical and 25mm (ish) long. Probably gunged into place with water deposit - try pliers.

 

I had one fail after 3-4 years (el cheapo is my guess going off the quality of the other bathroom fittings) and i got a new one from plumbing world for <$10.


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  # 1761930 11-Apr-2017 23:39
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not all have the same distance between the threads so take the old one with you and confirm it tho.





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  # 1761951 12-Apr-2017 07:19
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richms:

take the old one with you and confirm it tho.



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  # 1761953 12-Apr-2017 07:28
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I panicked when a visitor did the same to our bath, phoned the supplier and they said to try a plunger.

 

It worked a treat.

 

John





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