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American standard bath drain problem

I can't find any instructions for how the stopper assembly connects inside the drain. I had to pull it to get hair out but can't seem to reassemble where the stopper will actuate from the plunger device that opens and closes the drain.

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  • richcurtiss Jan 04, 2009

    I finally found the diagram on a plumbers web site. I was able to reinstall the device according to the diagram. It was a little different than your explanation but the plumb bob apparatus is pretty much the same. Thanks.


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The stoper assembly has linkage and a plumb bob aparatus

Step 1 remove the 2 screws that hold the chrome overflow cover,

Step 2 you will see a wire connected to the up and sown handle

Step 3 you should be able to fish out the linkage which will have a bumb bob attached
mae sure this is all connected if not reattach if you do not see the blumb bob reach your fingers in and grab the wire

Step 4 inspect the linkage the first link is about 3 inches from chrome cove, second is about 8 inches down and final is at the bob itself bob is pointed and slides in by gravity
If this all looks ok then fish it down , put chrome cover on and move lever up and down ( you should see the stopper mve up and down

Step 5 If stopper is not in just insrt in drain hole and move the lver flow lever up and down and drain should work sometimes the stoper does not go up or down far enough there could be an adjustment on the linkage to reduce or increase the length of the linkage

Good Luck

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

  • Steve Archer Jan 04, 2009


    I misunderstoood yes you had a up and down actuator which had a chrome rod that went into a ball joint in the drain area under the sink

    I am glad you got the problem solved and welcome to plumbing 101

    The key is you got it fixed!


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