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Bathtub Will Suddenly Not Drain

Suddenly the drain hole in the tub in my guest bathroom does not drain. The stopper moves up and down, but it will absolutely not drain a drop. I have no idea what happened. I just went to rinse it for guests coming tomorrow, as somtimes there are dead bugs in it after a while, and it just will not drain. I washed the tub 4 weeks ago and it drained very normally and no one has used it since. This is very strange. I stuck a plastic bendable stick down there, with barbs on it, and it went in and nothing came up. Can anyone give me a clue as to what may be wrong? The trap is made by Kohler, but I have no idea the model and I have to put somthing below or it won't get posted, so ignore the model below please.

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  • swetepi Jan 31, 2009

    I used a plunger and on the second push it unclogged. Thanks.

  • odlm2006 May 14, 2009

    i have tried every drano known and still have the same problem, my only guess left is that the drain plug does not open enough because the handle seems to be stuck. do i have to remove the whole tub? i also live in second floor, no basement to deal with....

  • Ron Krysiewski May 11, 2010

    Is the stopper in the tub itself? "Can you actually see the stopper go up or down in the tub". Are you in a cold area of the country? "Where it could freeze?

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Get a little draino and pour some down. Be careful, don't pour it to fast!
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Tyr and use a plunger
it probaly has a lot of hair in it.
I do mine every couple month

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