Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Newmar Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-02-2022, 11:55 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northern Oklahoma
Posts: 4,994
Stopper in bathroom sink won't pop up

The chrome stopper in both my sinks will stop the water from draining when pushed down. But when pushed on again for it to pop up and let water drain from the sink it won't pop up. Usually have to either keep pushing down on it until it will finally pop back up, or unscrew the round chrome plate until it can be pulled up by hand.

Is there something else I could do to fix the stopper so it will pop up with just one push down and release? On a 2015 4018 DS.
__________________
2015 Dutch Star 4018
2017 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
wagonmaster2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-03-2022, 07:25 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Posts: 594
Something is making it stick. Maybe clean it with some vinegar and baking soda.
__________________
2021 Newmar Ventana 4369 Freightliner Chassis
2020 Chevy Blazer Toad
Winger2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2022, 08:53 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 422
Or just replace it. They’re cheap at the big box stores and it’s easy to do.
__________________
Pete
2019 Newmar Bay Star Sport 3008
2017 Chevrolet Spark with Blue Ox and Stay In Play brakes
PetesMH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2022, 12:07 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Capt. Bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Highland,IL.
Posts: 907
You may need to get under the sink & adjust the stopper push rod - stainless steel V clips on the push rod- pinch V clip together to slide up or down on the rod & adjust it so it raises the stopper higher. Try this first!

Happy Trails
__________________
Capt. Bill
2014 Newmar Mountain Aire Diesel 4364
2009 Ram 1500 Crew cab toad
Capt. Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2022, 12:22 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Capt. Bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Highland,IL.
Posts: 907
Another thought- you may also have to adjust & reengage the stopper lifter rod- the one that's between the V clips that goes into the stopper tongue - you remove the nut on the side of the drain pipe & check to see if the lifter rod is in a hole in the stopper tongue- operate it by hand a few times to ensure it's lifting your stopper up high enough & also lowering it enough to seal. Some stopper tongues have multiple holes in them to allow for greater vertical movement of the stopper. Reinstall the lifter rod & packing nut & snug it a little- ensure it raises & lowers easily & smoothly. Reattach it to the lifter rod & adjust V clips to allow full movement range of stopper.

Happy Trails
__________________
Capt. Bill
2014 Newmar Mountain Aire Diesel 4364
2009 Ram 1500 Crew cab toad
Capt. Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2022, 03:14 PM   #6
Moderator Emeritus
 
TXiceman's Avatar


 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Bryan, TX when not traveling.
Posts: 22,208
Blog Entries: 21
The plunger and spring get loaded with crud and periodically, I unscrew the thing and soak it in vinegar for an hour, brush it off and soak again. Then it will work for another 6 to 12 months.

Ken
__________________
Amateur Radio Operator (KE5DFR)|Full-Time! - 2012 6.7L Ford Crew Cab Dually -2013 HitchHiker Champagne 38RLRSB - Currently FOR SALE Travel with one Standard Schnauzer and one small Timneh African Gray Parrot, retired mechanical engineer
TXiceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2022, 04:20 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Steve-W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: SW PA
Posts: 326
To access the mechanism remove the stopper by unscrewing counter clockwise. You can then remove the brass mechanism by grabbing it with a pair of pliers and agin unscrewing CCW. Once you have it out remove the small screw and disassemble the 2 brass parts (outer housing & operating shaft) spring and catch rod. Clean them up, lube them and reassemble.
You can find the replacement part on line about $5 or less if you prefer to replace rather than clean & lube.
__________________
2021 Newmar Bay Star 3401
Toad - 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
2017.5 Forester 3051 -7/14/2020
Steve-W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2022, 07:03 PM   #8
Member
 
Rescar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Silver City, New Mexico (yes, USA)
Posts: 65
As mentioned above, a thorough cleaning is your starting point. Additionally, check the 'o' ring on the edge of the chrome stopper to ensure its in good shape. Replace if it's gouged or cut; otherwise, clean it as well. I recommend putting some waterproof silicone grease (available at any hardware store) on the pop-up shaft and a very light amount spread on the 'o' ring. This has worked well for me (especially on D/W's side of the sinks) for a long-term fix.
__________________
Alan (Pilot) & Carolyn (DW/Naviguesser) Resnicke Oreo, Chester, & Miss Kitty (all Full-Timers)
2018 Newmar Bay Star 3414; Ready Brute Elite pulling 2018 Honda HR-V (manual transmission!)
Rescar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2022, 10:48 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northern Oklahoma
Posts: 4,994
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve-W View Post
To access the mechanism remove the stopper by unscrewing counter clockwise. You can then remove the brass mechanism by grabbing it with a pair of pliers and agin unscrewing CCW. Once you have it out remove the small screw and disassemble the 2 brass parts (outer housing & operating shaft) spring and catch rod. Clean them up, lube them and reassemble.
You can find the replacement part on line about $5 or less if you prefer to replace rather than clean & lube.
Checked the Internet and unable to find anything that resembles the chrome round stopper that is in my 2015 DS sinks. Still looking.
__________________
2015 Dutch Star 4018
2017 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
wagonmaster2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2022, 07:20 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Steve-W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: SW PA
Posts: 326
Quote:
Originally Posted by wagonmaster2 View Post
Checked the Internet and unable to find anything that resembles the chrome round stopper that is in my 2015 DS sinks. Still looking.
You retain and reuse the actual chrome stopper. You can just replace the actual pop up mechanism. Search for a "click clack" stopper you will find many sources.
__________________
2021 Newmar Bay Star 3401
Toad - 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
2017.5 Forester 3051 -7/14/2020
Steve-W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2022, 07:36 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Dutchstar411's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Wellington, Florida
Posts: 1,430
Quote:
Originally Posted by wagonmaster2 View Post
Checked the Internet and unable to find anything that resembles the chrome round stopper that is in my 2015 DS sinks. Still looking.
How to do it:

__________________
Ted & Nancy with our fur kids Mr. Vincent & Miss Daisy
2015 Newmar Dutch Star 4018
2002 Newmar Dutch Star 3852
2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
Dutchstar411 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sink



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Removing bath sink pop-up stopper wagonmaster2 Newmar Owner's Forum 2 09-15-2016 06:29 AM
1/2 Bath Sink Stopper wagonmaster2 Newmar Owner's Forum 24 07-31-2015 12:03 AM
Sink stopper needed LibbyLA iRV2.com General Discussion 10 10-21-2011 05:49 AM
Spring-loaded sink stopper Dutch Star David Monaco Owner's Forum 2 08-29-2010 05:15 PM
Vanity sink stopper removal, 2004 Meridian/Journey wagonmaster2 Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 2 11-13-2009 01:18 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.