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Bath tub drain

My bathtub drain lever will not sstay down and allow the tub to drain unless yu stand there and hold the drain lever down.

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You need to replace the overflow cover with the lever on it.You can replace the entire piece or just the faceplate.There is a spring on most of these that holds the lever in place when thrown and that is the piece that is broken causing your issue. Thanks for using Fix Ya.

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