Tub drain striker spring

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  1. lobovita

    lobovita New Member

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    The striker spring in my tub drain assembly is broken. Believe it is a Kohler, but may be American Standard. I have checked with all local (Easton, MD) hardware and plumbing supply houses for a replacement part but with no success. And so far I have been unable to find a source on the internet. Any suggested sources??

    Rich
     
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    spring

    What do you mean by "broken"? It is simply a coiled section of rod at the end of a 2 piece jointed straight section which then attaches to the trip lever on the overflow plate.
     
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  4. lobovita

    lobovita New Member

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    Broken, as in the bottom half of the the coil spring is missing. This spring attaches to the bottom of a length-adjuster-link, which then is connected to the long link rod reaching up the overflow tube to the drain lever mechanism.
     
  5. Redwood

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    Why not post a picture of it?
     
  6. lobovita

    lobovita New Member

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    Broken striker spring

    Here's a picture of the bottom end of the rod.

    broken spring.jpg
     
  7. Redwood

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    American Standard ASBN170D
    1-866-473-6711
     
  8. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Do you know what happened to the rest of the spring? That piece is generic so any trip waste lower link will work, Price Pfister, Delta, Moen, etc.
     
  9. Redwood

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    If its down in the drain it would be something you want to get out!
     
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    lobovita,

    Were you able to find this part?
     
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