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We have been having a storm and filled up the tub. Now it won't drain in the slightest. We are thinking airlock maybe. Pipes don't seem frozen and the tub is pretty new so it shouldn't be clogged.
If the tub's drain seems to shut off 100%, and it opens properly, most likely you do have a pipe freeze-up problem..... especially if you don't have any other drains having problems. Somewhere below the tub you should have an elbow in the drain pipe.. I'm guessing that the freeze-up has taken place in the elbow... Do what you have to do to warm it up... However, if it's been really cold, a slowly dripping or leaking tub or sink, will quite easily freeze, where ever your first cold spot is...
Posted on Jan 04, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Indoor jacuzzi bathtub problem
Just add 1/2 cup bleach to a full tub of clean water, turn on the jets.
Grab a small goldfish strainer / net and scoop out the moldy chunks.
Keep cycling the water until most of the chunks are gone.
Drain the rub, refill and add 1/2 cup bleach again, repeating the process.
The problem is caused by water left in the lines after use, and it turns moldy.
After each use...drain the tub completely, then turn on the jets for about 10 seconds. This will purge the lines of any standing water.
Fill the tub with clean water and cycle the jets with bleach once a week to prevent any further problem.
Hope this helps...it worked for me, I had the same problem.
Posted on Jan 27, 2009
it is generally not allowed under the water regs to discharge waste water into anything other than a drain.I would suggest you install a discharge pump, typically the saniflow type which will allow you to run the waste across the room and discharge the waste into the vanity basin drainage.Should you choose to install this be aware of the waste pipe configurations shown by the instructions
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
make sure you have power to outlet that motor is plugged into,if so try pushing jet button in tub about ten times in a row quickly then on tenth push use as much force as possible and hold.if this does not work,air hose from back of button to pump motor may be disconnected.
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
the stopper just sits in the hole. When you turn the knob the cable operates the piece that raises and lowers the drain plug. The weight of it and the suction of the water is what seals it....provided the o-ring is good on the plug.
Posted on Oct 18, 2009
First of all plumbers(at-least none that Ive EVER known ) would attempt to use any type of liquid drain cleaner/unclogger but having said that I did have the same problem and here is how I fixed it most tubs have what they call an over flow drain it is the round metal/chrome/brass thing that is on the bath tub under the faucet it usually has two flat head screws one on each side I took that off and the straightened out a metal coat hanger(as best as i could ) and tried to leave a little hook at the end then i put that end(hook-end) down the hole where the overflow cover was at (be aggressive/push/jiggle/twist/cram/...ect..wharever you call it) and you just might be surprised (I was) I pulled out ALOT of yucky Stuff..hair/goop..and whatever else that was(GROSS) anyway drain works fine now.replace the cover make sure that the side that has the cut out/hole is on the bottom when you put the cover back on (That's where the water goes in if the tub is overflowing(*before it actually overflows the water tries to run under/over that and down the drain)Now my drain drains faster than it did when I moved in here.Hope this helps you
Posted on Dec 21, 2009
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