How Do You Fix Pop-Up Tub Stopper Leaks?
When the pop-up stopper in your bathtub leaks, it’s annoying to take a bath while the water slowly drains out. Tick off the possibilities on this step-by-step checklist until you find the problem. All involve easy fixes; it’s just a matter of going from the obvious to the items behind the tub wall. Step 1 Pull up the tub stopper and remove it along with the attached rocker arm from the drain. It may put up a fight, but you can prevail. Step 2 Remove any hair or debris from the stopper. Clean the stopper assembly with vinegar or a mild detergent and a brush. Lubricate the stopper assembly while you have it out. Step 3 Examine the rubber seal if you have one for signs of wear and replace, if necessary. Step 4 Adjust the nut underneath the stopper and lengthen or shorten the connection to the rocker arm. Replace the stopper in the drain. If these steps don’t work, go to Step 5. Step 5 Take screws out of the overflow plate on the wall of the bathtub and lift out the overflow assembly. Step