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    I'm Stuck: broken screws holding bathtub drain plate

    Asked Aug 7, 2007, 08:56 AM 1 Answer
    I have run into a problem trying to fix the mechanism in the bathtub that catches hair that otherwise might clog the bathtub drain. This is a Kohler product. I removed the round knob that moves the drain up and down. Then when I went to remove the brass screws that hold the plate underneath this, I stripped one screw and the other screw broke off. I was able to use a hacksaw to cut through the stripped screw, but I now have to figure out out to remove the portion of the two screws that are stuck in the screw holes so that I can put the plate back on. I could grab the end of the screw on one side with a wrench and try to turn it, but I'm afraid it will break. The other screw is broken off so that there is nothing to grab. What should I do?

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    Aug 7, 2007, 12:02 PM

    You drill out the screw and replace the entire tub waste assembly. Good luck, Tom

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