hope you get it sorted 2 posts • … A 'pop up' waste has a metal rod behind the tap body. Heelsdown Tue 22-Sep-15 16:09:17. Pop up basin thingy won't stay down. They very rarely work and a lot of Plumbers do use Silicone or Plumbers Mait to form a watertight seal. The waste is not easy to get to to replace so i'd rather not go down this route. Click to expand... My thinking is similar but it not actually the plug that's leaking, if it has a built in overflow it could be leaking around the seal of the waste to basin, this happened on my new bathroom sink, stumped me for hours working out how water could escape the sink but not leak out into the under cupboard. Click clacks, are as useful as their name is memorable. It takes me 2 minutes to shave, and in that time the plug pops up 4 or 5 times. Simply push down the stopper once to close the click clack, and push again to open once more. My click clack waste has got jammed stuck on its way up whcih is stopping it popping up. When you move the rod up and down the waste 'pops up' or down. Slotted pop-up 'click clack' waste won't stay down: Sanitary Ware: 6: Apr 15, 2016: J: Broken click clack bath waste: DIY Bathroom Remodelling Advice: 2: Nov 22, 2015: R: Press down click clack basin waste: DIY Bathroom Remodelling Advice: 5: Jun 6, 2015: Similar threads; Stuck Click Clack Waste: click-clack plug problem: You Are Here: Home > DIY Forum Home > DIY and Home Improvement Forums > Bathrooms, Drainage and Waste Plumbing Forum > Help to Fix a Click Clack Plug that won't Stay Down; Help to Fix a Click Clack Plug that won't Stay Down. I can see that the silicon band is out of place, which I assume is causing it to jam. When I pull the handle up, it just falls back down. I have one of those plug things that you just push for it to go up and down, it's not the type that has a separate lever. After 3 years of good service, the plug in the pop-up waste in a bathroom basin won't stay down/closed for more than 30 seconds. For the stopper to stay down, or hold any position for that matter, there must be pressure against the ball on the horizontal rod. I've tried removing the waste pipe from below and giving it a push, but not 100% if this is the correct thing to do or whether there is a mechanism I need to fiddle with. The culprit is the pivot nut that holds the horizontal (pivot) arm onto the popup assembly. Its jammed tight and I cant seem to depress it or unscrew the top off. How can I fix it? Sorry to be pedantic! I have one of those and had no problem with any leakage but I think I ... the plug is down - leave it out and the sink won't hold water, (3 Posts) Add message | Report. In the trade the waste you've described is called a spring seal, clicker or a click-clack. 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