Welcome again to our new guide. Previously we tried to guide you on some replacement processes like shower valve replacement process, a single handle shower faucet replacement, etc. Here we will talk about the replacement process of drain stopper in your bathtub. In the Lift-and-Turn drain stopper case, we sometimes face problems like we turn the drain stopper, and you know it is supposed to sit up, but it just falls back down. So at first, you have to figure out how to get this apart.
There are different kinds of bathtub drain stoppers in the market. For some of them, the top piece screws off, and there's a screw under the stopper. This type of drain stopper is also known as a Twist-and-Pull stopper. The replacement process of these stoppers is comparatively complicated. So we will guide you on how to replace the Lift-and-Turn bathtub drain stopper.
Well, it's going to be challenging to replace because nothing is catching the drain to allow you to screw either piece off. So you have to find a way to hold it in place while we unscrew it. All right? Okay then, let's see.
- Adjustable wrench
How to Replace Bathtub Drain Stopper - Step by Step Instructions
Installing New Bathtub Drain Stopper
So once the drain is unscrewed, you see it has lots of threads. You may see some residual like plumber's putty in there and down in the drain as well. Clean off half of it just with your finger. You can use the new plumber's putty for your new piece.
But today, most of the new drain comes up with a rubber washer that sits there in place of the plumber's putty. But to prevent leaks around the edges of your new drain, we recommend you to use some putty on the thread.
If your new drain stopper is the same as the old one, then you know by now how to install it. But if it is different, then please read the installation manual. Almost all type of drain installation requires the same tools.
You can watch this video to understand better how to replace a bathtub drain stopper. Thanks.