Re: Tub Drain that won't stay open
Posted by hj on January 31, 2004 at 17:04:00:
In response to Re: Tub Drain that won't stay open
The trip lever and plate are worn out. Go to a hardware store, or similar and get a new trip lever overflow plate, (make sure it has a brass cotter pin through the opening or buy one). Remove the two bolts holding it to the tub, remove the assembly, remove the cotter pin, throw the old plate away and reassemble the rod and clevis to the new trip lever with the new cotter pin.

: We have a tub drain that was installed in about 1960 when the house was built. Recently it has stayed closed, and won't stay in the open (down) position. We can press the lever down to get the tub to drain, but we have to hold it in place to drain the tub.

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