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Hi. I have an AMERICH Whirlpool bathtub. I apologize up front if I don't know the actual name of the component that I've having problems with. My problem is that one of the round pieces (there are two of them next to each other on one side of the tub and I'm NOT talking about the jets) that look like some sort of filter because they have a lot of holes in the cover LEAKS FROM THE BOTTOM after I've used the tub. It drips every so often such that during the course of the day, I end up with dried water marks near there which I have to use CLR on to clean it up. The other one does NOT leak, so I thought it needed to be tightened so I turned it clockwise, but it still leaks. I can actually feel a space between the cover and the actual surface of the tub wall, so I'm still thinking that it's just not quite on right. I'm afraid to turn it counter-clockwise because I don't know if it's something that had to be put together before the tub was installed. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Regardless, thanks anyway.
I know what you are talking about, :). There is more than likely a large nut that holds that overflow in place behind the tub wall. See if you can put pressure on it, like pulling it out while you turn it clockwise The gasket is more than likely under the nut and pulling as you turn may get the gasket to grip the rough exterior of the tub and hold the nut still. then as you feel it snuggung up, put your palm over it as turn it as far as yo can tightening it up. See if that helps. the gasket probably shrunk or it was never properly tightened. If it seems to get looser, stop and go the other way. good luck.
Posted on May 21, 2009
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