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Old 03-06-2010, 02:48 PM   #1
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Removing old stopper assembly


Our old push/step on stopper broke in our bathtub. I went to the hardware store and bought a new assembly. We cannot turn the old assembly to get it out. We put WD-40 around the drain inside and on the outside. It won't budge. How can we get it out?

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There are quite a few different styles... maybe a picture would help here.

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Most have a brass or plastic nut under the sink,back that nut down as far as you can.

loosen up the rubber washer and push up on the assembly.

Grab the decorative chrome ring in the sink bowl and unscrew that from the lower piece and you should be ready to install the new one.


If the brass nut is permanently corroded to the assembly--carefully drill a notch into the nut and split the nut off with a screw driver.--Mike--

The new one could give you a clue as to how the old one is built--It would be handy if the old and new are similar.
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Most have a brass or plastic nut under the sink,back that nut down as far as you can.

loosen up the rubber washer and push up on the assembly.

Grab the decorative chrome ring in the sink bowl and unscrew that from the lower piece and you should be ready to install the new one.


If the brass nut is permanently corroded to the assembly--carefully drill a notch into the nut and split the nut off with a screw driver.--Mike--

The new one could give you a clue as to how the old one is built--It would be handy if the old and new are similar.
He said in his bathtub.
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OOPS!--He has also disappeared--There are several different pop ups on tubs. Tough to help on that one---
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