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HELP PLEASE – Plug mechanism is broken

Discuss HELP PLEASE – Plug mechanism is broken at UK Plumbers Forums; I could do with some advice please. My bath has an overflowand plug, which lifts when you turn a handle. Not particularly unusual, I know. The handle has stopped twisting, ...
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    Default HELP PLEASE – Plug mechanism is broken

    I could do with some advice please.

    My bath has an overflowand plug, which lifts when you turn a handle.
    Not particularly unusual, I know.

    The handle has stopped twisting, meaning I can’t lift theplug. For a long time the handle didn’t lower the plug (I just pushed it down)but now it won’t go up either.


    I’ve unscrewed and removed the handle and tried to turn thebar that the handle turns, but it only rotates about an 8th of afull circle. I have tried a bit of force but it won’t go any further. I couldgive it a fair bit of force, but might break it!


    Do any of you have any ideas what has gone wrong? Any suggestions?Should I take the overflow off? Should I check the cable? If do how? So manyquestions.


    Cheers,
    Dave

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    Default Re: HELP PLEASE – Plug mechanism is broken

    Time for a new one Dave.

    You can buy a full replacement one.
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    Default Re: HELP PLEASE – Plug mechanism is broken

    cables corroded or broke.
    there £25 upwards.
    if you like to fiddle then you can strip and replace with abike brake cable for a couple of quid
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    Default Re: HELP PLEASE – Plug mechanism is broken

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/pop-up-bath-waste/27022

    You need to shop at Screwfix Red, £15 not worth the mucking about.
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    Thanks guys. Oh no, I definitely don't like to fiddle. I'll happily get a new one! Just wanted to check that I didn't do something unnecessary.

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    Default Re: HELP PLEASE – Plug mechanism is broken

    One follow up question - is it likely that I'll have to replace the plug too? Or can I get away with just replacing the cable and overflow bit? I could do without ripping out the actual plug if I can help it.

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    most likely you will have to change the whole unit top and bottom parts as one
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