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11-12-2009, 16:49   #1
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Push Button Stopper in Sink Stuck!

I have one of those sinks with a push button stopper rather than just an ordinary stopper attached to a chain. Unfortuntately, the bugger seems to be stuck/pressed down. Despite all my pushing, no amount will get the button to push back up.

Has anyone come across this before? Can you suggest a fix?
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11-12-2009, 17:38   #2
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Screw it anti clockwise. I know you cant get a firm grip, but apply pressure down on it with your fingers, and try turning it.

Thats if its a 'push button' and not the 'pop up' type
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I hate those push buttons they never stay working ,
The way iv gotten a few ones out is disconnecting the trap and pushing it up from under the sink
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11-12-2009, 18:35   #4
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Screw it anti clockwise. I know you cant get a firm grip, but apply pressure down on it with your fingers, and try turning it.

Thats if its a 'push button' and not the 'pop up' type
Spot on davy. Thats how i do it. Then i spray it with silicone spray and rub a little vasaline when the spray dries off. The problem with these is there is a lot of cheap copies on the market. Even the dear looking ones can be cheap copies. The most successful model of these I have seen is the wirquin one. IF.....it gets stuck you screw it as above then if the mechanism is still stuck you can take the centre pce out and free it up in a solution of wd40. Make sure to lubricate it again when taken from the wd40 as this actually dries the mechanism making it stick again.
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15-12-2009, 20:45   #5
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How you get on Raskolnikov?

Ye joey they are a bit of joke, i dont like them at all. Would normally advise against them. They look the part but in practice they really disappoint.
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