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My bathtub is draining very slow and I cannot figure out how to remove the stopper to clean out the problem (which is most likely a lot of hair). It is brand new...only like 6 months old...Delta brand.

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On most drains, the top of the drain will unscrew, and then you can get to the rest of it. Sometimes you will have to take a pair of pliers to turn it, but it should come off.

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