How to Unclog a Sink Drain
Learn how to fix a clogged sink drain and keep the problem from resurfacing.
Remove the two screws that fasten the trip lever to the tub. The trip lever is the lever that makes the tub drain go up and down.
Once the screws are removed, yank up on the trip lever and the whole mechanism will come out.
Look for hair or debris that can be removed. Now that the trip lever has been removed, a hand snake can be used.
Before plunging, use a wet rag to block the hole in the overflow plate where the trip lever is (Image 1).
Next, put a few inches of water into the tub, then hold the rag in place and start plunging (Image 2).
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