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Can't remove face plate of tub drain overflow Kohler K-7163

Removed one screw and pulled but face plate won't budge

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under the decorative knob there is a screw,this is what holds the stopper in place.if not it should just unscrew.

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Need clarification....the drain leaks to the ceiling below, or it doesn't hold water? If it doesn't hold water, no need to replace the ring. Those can be adjusted. Simply pull up on on the lever and screw it in clockwise. This will lower the stop and hold the water. If it actually leaks below, unscrew said stopper, grab a pair of needle nose pliers and place them in the drain (to grab the strainer) and use another pair to loosen. Once off, clean around drain and clean strainer, apply plumbers putty to the strainer, apply pipe "dope" (thread sealant) to the threads and tighten back in. Good luck!

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If the Pump will NOT turn OFF, then the switch, must have failed, in the ON position, I suspect you will need to replace it.

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Does the tub have a lever to stop the drain below the spigot ?

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