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How to Replace a Pop-Up Drain

Some minor plumbing issues don't require a trained professional to fix. Learn how to replace a pop-up drain with these easy step-by-step instructions.

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plumber putty used to seal new drain flange
  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Remove the P-trap

Remove the P-trap from beneath the sink (Image 1), and remove the rod from the back of the drain (Image 2).

Step 2: Take Out the Pop-up Assembly

Twist off the drain flange from inside the sink, and take out the entire pop-up assembly.

twist off flange and remove pop up assembly

Step 3: Reinstall the New Pop-up Assembly

Clean out the sink, and place plumber's putty around the bottom of the new drain flange.

Reverse the removal procedure to install the new pop-up assembly.