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Drain clogged I pulled up on our eljer drain metal plug to see if i could retrieve a tiny small sword my son dropped in the shower. I pulled so hard, the arm came off of what it was attached to down further in the drain. Now, the tub won't drain at all. We tried the backing soda and viniger cleaning trick a few times. Even though each time it seemed to move a little bit down, it continues to stay clogged. I've tried plunging and even plunging while covering the over flow holes. Is it possible it is not clogged and something on the metal arm that i pullede it off of left the drain closed? Trish

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What i believe you have done is puled the linkage and the drain remains clogged.

Here is the fix:

remove the two screws from the overfow chrome cover that has the drain handle

Slowly pull the wire linkage out and hopefully the plumb bob plug comes out if just the linkage wire comes out out wil have to use a coat hanger and flashlight to fish it out you now shoud get the drain to drain

once you remove the plug I am still not sure you can retrieve the sword. There is a tool that is T handled that you insert down into the drain hold that you turn counter clockwise and the chrome drain piece comes out

I highly recommend that you have someone handy ( has done plumbing) to do thispart because
it has to proberly reinstalled with plumbers putty to seal properly

Before you do the t handeld part try using a hemostat to grip the sword

Posted on Jan 01, 2009


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