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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2008

    Default Drain refuses to stay open

    The tub and drain in my home are from the 1930's (I think). The drain is controlled by a knob on the wall. The drain no longer stays open unless the knob is held. When I let go of the knob it clunks back to the closed position. The drain itself is a plunger style. The knob on the wall controls the plunger. It looks like gravity is pulling on the plunger which pulls on the knob. Does anyone know what keeps the drain open?
    Note: This is not a common lever style drain.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Fayette County, Ohio

    Default Re: Drain refuses to stay open

    It may be that you have hair and soap built up on the plunger creating enough of a blockage to be dragged down by the flow of water. You might try pulling the plunger and control and clean them.
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