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Old 03-01-2008, 02:25 PM  
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I have a stopper like that, and I can't get it out. The stopper turns but does not unscrew. My tub drains very slowly, and nothing I do will speed it up. I thought if I could get the stopper out, I could possibly locate the problem. Any suggestions on how to get the plug out?


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Old 05-29-2008, 07:24 AM  
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This posting just saved me a lot of time. Thanks!
+1 Same here. Thanks all!



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Old 05-29-2008, 07:25 AM  
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I have a stopper like that, and I can't get it out. The stopper turns but does not unscrew. My tub drains very slowly, and nothing I do will speed it up. I thought if I could get the stopper out, I could possibly locate the problem. Any suggestions on how to get the plug out?
It appears we need to unscrew the knurled portion of the chrome stopper.
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:29 PM  
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I have a similar problem removing my pop-up stopper but mine does not have the knob on top, just a smooth cover. Also, the center post is plastic, not metal... The mechanism that makes it stay down is not working any more and I need to repair or replace the whole thing. Any ideas on how to remove it???
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:42 PM  
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Here is how I figure this problem out. 1. You have to close the stopper 2.I used a wrench to forcely but slowly turn the knurled chrome/top piece anti-clock wise.(before turning with the wrench if you used your hands to try turn it it will feel like it stop and lock in. You will have to used wrench or pliers to forcely turn slowly.)
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Thank you for this posting. I had been trying what I thought was every way possible to fix that plug.


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