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Water drains slowly out of bathroom sink

Posted by little_acorn (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 27, 12 at 10:13

About 2 years ago we remodled our bathroom and put in a new countertop with a sink all in one unit.
Than I put a new Kolher Faucet in and ever since the water goes down very slow.
I have talked to Kolher and they told me that it is not the drain on the faucet, the sink.

All other drains work OK.

What can I do to get this problem fixed?

If this is the case why do they make countertops and sinks all in one unit?
Since they told me that it does not have a overflow vent on them.

These coutertops have been out for how many years and this is a problem and they don't know about the problem. I find this hard to belive.


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RE: Water drains slowly out of bathroom sink

Did you rule out the most likely causes? Start with these.

Does pop-up drain open enough. If not, adjust.
Check for hair in the tailpiece (just below the drain).
Check for clog in the trap.
Check for clog further down the line.

BTW, how long does it take for it to back up? The shorter the time, the closer the obstruction.


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RE: Water drains slowly out of bathroom sink

Dump some baking soda in the sink, then, pour 8-10 ounces of white vinegar in the sink. It will drain, but, don't use the sink for an hour or two. If there is blockage, usually this home made remedy will clear it out.


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RE: Water drains slowly out of bathroom sink

" If there is blockage, usually this home made remedy will clear it out."

only if there is no hoar.

There is no pressure generated, ad the only thing with any real cleaning ability is the vinegar (acetic acid) before it is neutralized making CO2 and foam.


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RE: Water drains slowly out of bathroom sink

That is not the problem the stopper or plug does not go up high enough is the problem.


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RE: Water drains slowly out of bathroom sink

If that's the case, adjust it underneath (where the rod connects to the pop-up lever).


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RE: Water drains slowly out of bathroom sink

It's probably a coincidence, the slow drain thing, unless whoever installed the tap put some material down the drain.

I'd try one of these in the drain: (apologies for the Canadian link, I couldn't find it on homedepot.com)

Here is a link that might be useful: Moen drain cleaning tool


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