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Old 10-19-2016, 08:32 AM   #1
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Pop up stopper issues

I'm trying to put the bathroom sink stopper back together. Why does the clamp with two holes keep sliding off?!! Is there another part that I missed when it came apart?
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Re: Pop up stopper issues

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Re: Pop up stopper issues

The narrow metal strip clamp on the outside that fits over the drain stopper rod protruding out of the back of the drain relies on its springiness to hold it in place with no other parts. The inside edges of the two holes catch on the rod. You need to gently bend it so the two ends with the holes respectively make a shallower angle with the short midsection.

Careful, too much bending will cause it to break like any metal object. Use trial and error to get the best bend, making it shallower and shallower in small amounts. Do not bend it at the holes.

You do not want to bend the clamp in the middle of its midsection to give it an overall "W" shape. That would cause interference with the vertical strip that connects to the control knob above.

When you need to dismantle it again, use only enough force to overcome the springiness of the clamp. You don't want to deform the clamp into sharper angles that need to be made shallower upon re-reassembly since this will hasten the breaking of the metal clamp due to so many re-bendings.
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