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I have a spring loaded tub stopper, Kohler Archer K7272. When you push it down to fill the tub the gasket seems to not stick and the tub won't fill. How do you fix this?!?

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SOURCE: Direct push-type Kohler bath drain won't drain.

Spring loaded chrome stopper will not stay down to fill tub with water.

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