Bathtub Drain Lever Stopper Removal

bathtub drain lever stopper removal for decades the standard leverstyle bathtub drain stopper was made of metal pieces and a metal spring over time this setup would corrode not seal correctly and leak, with this type of tub drain the stopper is actually inside the pipe not at the drain opening step 6 if needed the stopper can be adjusted by either tightening or loosening the adjustable linkage that connects the trip lever to the stopper the stopper must be adjusted to the correct height in order for the bathtub to drain correctly, when gunk builds up inside the drain it could cause the bathtub drain stopper to become stuck in the open or closed position you must remove the stopper to clean the drain so the stopper moves

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any bathtub drain stopper that doesnt do its job is an annoying inconvenience usually the problem is easy to fix though the procedures vary depending on what type of tub stopper you have a trip lever drain stopper is one thats more tricky than most to fix due to its somewhat complicated mechanism, the lever on your bathtub operates the hidden stopper in the drain if you have not used the lever in a while you might find that it is stuck this is usually due to the spring mechanism behind the faceplate repairing the stuck bathtub drain lever requires removing the entire mechanism from the

in this video this old house plumbing and heating expert richard trethewey explains how to fix a bathtub drain stopper steps 1 remove the two screws holding the trip lever plate to the tub wall put screws in safe place so they dont fall down the drain 2 grasp the trip lever plate and carefully pull out the brass wasteandoverflow linkage 3, remove the lever cover plate if your tub has a plungerstyle stopper the actual stopper is located behind the tub wall and the drain usually has a strainer after unscrewing the cover plate lift the plate and handle straight up the plunger linkage will come with it, activate the tub stopper or trip lever and fill the tub halfway with water come back after an hour or so if the water has not drained much then your new drain is installed properly you can place a piece of tape on the tub wall at the water line to make it easier to tell if any water drains out