How to Replace the Bathroom Sink Plug?

How to Replace the Bathroom Sink Plug?

In many people's homes, replacing the plug of the bathroom sink may not be a daily job, but it is probably a job you have to do. Therefore, it is a good idea to learn how to do it.

1. Remove the Old Sink Plug

When you need to replace the sink plug in the bathroom, the first suggestion is to remove the old one, and then take it to your hardware store or plumbing store to buy a new sink plug, making sure it matches the pop-up assembly. To do this, you need to use an adjustable wrench or pliers to remove it. This must be done under the sink because the connection is there. You should check the parts of the plug to see what's wrong. Disconnecting the drain will allow you to remove the plug.

2. Cleaning

Once you have removed the drain assembly and eject function, which adjusts your sink plug, you may need to clean these components from any residual position before installing a new sink plug.

3. Use some Plumber's Putty

Use some plumber's putty to create a watertight seal for your sink connection. Cut out a thin piece, put the new sink filter around it, and make sure it is placed along the entire edge.

4. Replace the Connection

The next step is to replace the connecting pieces removed from the bottom of the sink, including the washers and nuts clamped with pliers. At this point, it would be a good idea to replace any washer that shows some wear.

5. Remove Excess Putty

Once you tighten it, remove the remaining plumber putty around the sink plug.

6. Reinstall the Tail Wing

Now is the time to reinstall the sink tail. You need to tighten it firmly to avoid any water overflow in the future.

7. Place a New Sink Plug

Finally, insert a new sink plug into the drain hole of the sink, and test whether the pop-up works when pushing the connection to make it work. Also, check that there is no water leakage in the water pipe and whether the drainage is normal when the plug is opened.

Common bathroom sink plug failures may occur from time to time, which may lead to incorrect opening, irregular water accumulation in the sink bowl, and inadequate closing. These may be small problems, but they can be annoying, so it's a good idea to learn how to replace the sink plug yourself.

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