Bathtub Drain Lever Stopper Removal

bathtub drain lever stopper removal

How To Remove A Broken Bathtub Drain Stopper Bathtub Ideas

when the stopper in your leverstyle bathtub drain wont pop up anymore because the linkage is damaged or clogged replace it with a much simpler liftandturn style tub drain the linkage in a leverstyle drain attracts dirt and hair like a magnet and must be cleaned regularly in order to keep the drain working properly, 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

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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, when a bathtub drain stopper fails to hold water when closed or when the tub drains too slowly when the stopper is in the open position the culprit is usually a hair or soap buildup on the stopper or a stopper that is worn out and in need of replacement removing the stopper is the first step to addressing these problems, how to remove a drain from a tub unscrew a foot plug drains stopper put on your rubber gloves and grasp the center stopper pop out a liftandturn drains stopper grasp the stopper and pull up on it remove the faceplate of a trip lever drain heat the drain basket with a hair dryer turn