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Can't get the plug out to clean hair in drain

I have the same problem where I cannot get the plug unscrewed. The screw is stripped because it would not budge and I stripped it.. How do I get it off?? Can I drill the center of the screw? I also have a broken toothbrush head stuck in it because I was shoving it under the plug to pull up the hair. HELP!!!!!

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Get the new part first and do what you need to do .

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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    Ned C Cook Jun 29, 2009

    ok, It me a minute or ten but I see what you are trying to do now. The drain in the sink is plugged up. Under the sink there is the drain pipeOn the backside of the part that is before the trap, the part of drain attached to the sink, there is a rod that sticks out horizontally and attached to the verticle rod you use to open and close the drain. The horizontal ros has a nut holding it on the drain. Remove the nut and pull out the rod. Your drain stopper is now free when putting the rod back in, just make sure the slot in the stopper is facing such that the rod will go into it when istalled. Anything else? OH, get the tooth brush out.:)



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