A bathtub drain stopper is not a lifetime-supported tool for the bathtub. You may find it broken after using it for a couple of years. Thanks, the plumber, that it is changeable. You will remove the broken drain stopper and install a new one without going for a professional way.
So, how to remove a broken bathtub drain stopper? To remove a broken bathtub drain stopper, you just need to complete 4-simple steps (below). Moreover, to do the process, you need to use some tools. The tools and the process helps you to remove the broken bathtub drain stopper like a Pro person.
How to Remove a Broken Bathtub Drain Stopper?
To remove a broken bathtub drain stopper, you need to collect some basic tools. After collecting them, you can complete the following 4-steps to solve the problem.
I have experience that it is inexpensive to complete the process. So, don’t skip any of the steps to remove the stopper. Here is the list of the basic tools for you.
- Pliers or wrench
- Flathead screwdriver
- Clean rag
This is a simple step that you need to complete. Just check out that the stopper comes with an open or closed position. It is a basic process that helps you to remove the stopper comfortably.
Let’s remove the top stopper of the knob. To do this, you need to hold the body with one hand and use your other hand to unscrew the knob using counterclockwise.
If the screws are rusted and old enough to remove, you will use a plier to unscrew them. You will also use some lubricant on the screw so that it can easily remove.
To remove the brass insert (post) of the middle stopper, you should use a flathead screwdriver. The stopper should be turned in counterclockwise.
Finally, remove the broken bathtub drain stopper. After completing the above 3-steps, it may be easier for you to remove them.
The way is easy to do. The majority of the users fall great problems unscrewing because of the strongly rusted. In this condition, you can use some lubricant, oil, and a plier to remove hassle-free.
How to Remove a Stuck Bathtub Drain Stopper?
I found some symptoms that are the main culprit for keeping the bathtub drain stopper stuck. If the bathtub drain is much older and you don’t always clean the screws, the bathtub drain stopper is stuck and hard enough to remove.
If you want to remove a stuck bathtub drain stopper, you need to complete some simple steps. Check out the following steps and remove them without facing any problems.
- First of all, you need to clean the stopper screw areas. You can use sandpaper to clean it properly.
- Now, drop some lubricant on the screw and wait for a minimum of 10-minutes so that they can properly set.
- Use a screwdriver or pliers (a Philips screwdriver may work much better). Create some extra pressure so that the stuck bathtub drain stopper easily removes.
How to Remove a Push-Pull Drain Stopper?
To remove a push-pull drain stopper, you should find out their current position first. If the position opens or close position, you need to unscrew the stopper.
To unscrew the stopper properly way, you need to hold the stopper body in one hand. Use another hand to unscrew the push-pull drain stopper. Note you need to continue turning the screw until the screw removes.
Don’t forget about counterclockwise. Besides removing the screw, you should also keep in mind counter clockwise screw, which helps you a lot to easily unscrew the push-pull drain stopper and complete the process.
Broken Bathtub Drain Removal Tool
When you are going to remove a broken bathtub drain, you need to use some tools. Without using tools, it is too hard for you to remove the bathtub drain. But which tools do you need to use to remove it? It is simple and needs very few tools to use.
- Philips screwdriver/flathead screwdriver/pliers
- Clean rag
- A hand glove (optional)
These tools are essential and basic, and you need to collect them before completing the process. You may need to collect some extra tools based on the broken stopper.
FAQs (Frequently Ask Questions)
Q: How do you remove a broken bathtub drain flange?
Answer: If you want to remove a broken bathtub drain flange, you should pass some proper steps. Well, you need to correct the flange position open or close first. After that, you should unscrew the screws and finally need to remove them.
Q: Why can’t I unscrew my bathtub drain?
Answer: You may not unscrew the bathtub drain because of screws are too old, stuck, and rusted. To remove or unscrew a rusted or stuck bathtub drain, you need to use some lubricant and also use pliers to remove or unscrew the bathtub drain.
Q: What are the different types of bathtub drain stoppers?
Answer: There are different types of bathtub drain stoppers I found on the market, such as push-and-pull, pop-up, lift-and-turn, flip-it, toe-touch, and trip lever. However, you must choose the bathtub drain stoppers based on your drain stopper.
To remove a broken bathtub drain stopper, you should apply some tools and complete a simple but effective process. The above 4-steps help you remove a broken bathtub drain stopper.
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