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I removed the pivot rod nut but the pivot will not come out like is shown on many videos. The pivot rod appears to be attached to the sink stopper, I can feel tension on the sink stopper when trying to remove the rod, any ideas?.enter image description here

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    Can you turn it counterclockwise? I've seen a few that screw into the stopper but those are usually on all brass fixtures, not PVC. – JACK Jan 11 at 17:17
  • Take a wider picture please, showing the whole rod. – tahwos Jan 11 at 21:15
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It may have a chunk of hair on it wiggle up and down while pulling out. Be prepared to pull the trap as everything stuck on this shaft will possibly slip down 1 wife , 3 girls , 6 granddaughters and all but one has very long hair , I have to clean drains in my current house all the time I liked my 3 bath house better I did not have to do it so often.

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  • Thank you for the advice. The rod was not screwed into the stopper but in tuning the rod counterclockwise as suggested it broke up debris that then allowed the rod to come out. Our young kids must have put stuff down the drain, as Ed suggested. Thank you all! – Doug Mullen Jan 12 at 18:35

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