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 Tub won't drain!
Author: Kathie (MA)

At first I thought it w clogged.
Tried:
Plunger
Drano
Baking soda & vinegar & hot water
Changed overflow faceplate
New trip lever & linkage

What next?

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 Re: Tub won't drain!
Author: North Carolina Plumber (NC)

You need to remove the overflow plate and linkage and run a drain cleaning cable down from there. It'll take a fairly small one since it needs to go thru the trap underneath to reach the blockage.

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 Re: Tub won't drain!
Author: Wheelchair (IL)

Is the toilet also affected or just the tub drain? That would make a huge difference between a 10 ft snake or a 30 ft snake.

Best Wishes

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 Re: Tub won't drain!
Author: PlumberLoren (CA)

Both North Carolina and Wheelchair are giving you good advice. I will add that if you go through the tub overflow, you will need a 1/4" snake. Also if the toilet is draining and you are dealing with the tub only, a great portion of stoppages in tubs are from hair and a 1/4" snake should do the job. Get as much of it out as you can then fill the tub and let it drain while using a plunger to try to break through and stubborn debris or hair. Good luck

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