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The drain lever for the bathtub is stuck, so the water won't drain. I unscrewed the face plate for the lever and their is a chain that connects down to the plunger or stopper (whatever you call it).

I can't pull the plunger out. It's stuck. Should I pull harder? I'm afraid the chain connected to it might break.

There is an access panel on the wall on the other side. There is this big pipe. I'm afraid to take a wrench to open those pipes up.

Should I just call a plumber?
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There are so many different types of tub drain configurations, I am guessing this is why no one has ventured a guess. A picture could certainly help.

If you have not gotten it resolved yet, perhaps take a photo of the drain and overflow port and carry it to a local plumbing supply shop. I am betting they can tell you how to release it, in the easiest way.
 
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You might try:
Put an inch or so of water in the tub.
Take a toilet plunger and try to "draw up" the stopper. This might take a number of tries; or perhaps a bit more water for suction action.
Then place a piece (metal?) under the stopper's lip to hold it open a bit.
Then Adam, get yourself an education in tub plumbing, and
good luck. :>)
 
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isn't amazing this has a lead to bathtubs???
 
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isn't amazing this has a lead to bathtubs???

The MB world is a facinatin' one, indeed.
How's it going, adam?
 
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Everytime I have a problem with the house I go to Ace hardware..truly have been a lifesaver for me as repair people are costly.
 
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Yes, the link was not there when we first responded. Tricky...added the link later/yesterday evening.

aadambas does not want to go to ACE, he/she really just want someone to shop on their bathtub link. Don't bite.
 
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We have a lot of one-time, hit-and-run visitors.
The company is Canadian, in this case, incidentally.
Cheers.
 
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