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HOW TO FIX A PLUNGER-TYPE DRAIN

 

 

1. A plunger-type tub drain has a simple grate over the drain opening and a behind-the-scenes plunger stopper. Remove the screws on the over flow coverplate with a slotted or Phillips head screwdriver. Pull the coverplate, linkage, and plunger from the overflow opening.

 

 

2. Clean hair and soap off the plunger with a scrub brush. Mineral buildup is best tackled with white vinegar and a toothbrush or a small wire brush.

 

 

3. Adjust the plunger. If your tub isnít holding water with the plunger down, itís possible the plunger is hanging too high to fully block water from the tub shoe. Loosen the locknut with needlenose pliers then screw the rod down about 1/8". Tighten the locknut down. If your rub drains poorly, the plunger may be set too low. Loosen the locknut and screw the rod in an ď before retightening the locknut.

 

 

 

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