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My bath tub drain delta number RP293 does not seal to keep the water in the tub. it did before. i tried to tighten by turning clockwise but it tightened with no more play but did not seal

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You need a new stopper assembly. Call Delta Faucets and ask for a new stopper for free. They have been really easy to work with so far.

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There are two types of tub drain stoppers for the delta brand - lift & turn and toe tap.

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The lift & turn stopper for the bathtub unscrews counterclockwise while in the full up position.

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The toe tap stopper does also but if the cap may unscrew from it before the entire stopper comes out. In that case, there is a nut that is now exposed and can be accessed to unscrew the assembly.

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The lift & turn stopper for the bathtub unscrews counterclockwise while in the full up position.

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The toe tap stopper does also but if the cap may unscrew from it before the entire stopper comes out. In that case, there is a nut that is now exposed and can be accessed to unscrew the assembly.

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