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My 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?

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  • ahhhclog May 03, 2009

    I have the same problem with my bathtub drain.  Suddenly it won't drain.  I've tried Vinegar + Baking Soda, Draino, CLR Power Plumber, Plunger, and a snake about 10 feet in.  Still no solution.  A lot of black water has come up.  I am on the 4th floor of an apartment building and the apartment below me is having no problems with their bathtub.  Any ideas on why a sudden clog could happen?


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You need to use a hand snake you have to push the debris past the s trap

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