How to Fix a Broken Bathtub Drain

If you have a broken bathtub drain, you may have heard horror stories about how difficult it is to remove a tub drain, especially if the internal drain crossbars are broken. There are some simple solutions for repairing a tub drain that do not require hours of elbow grease and frustration. When you are equipped with the right bathtub drain repair products and the proper instructions, fixing a broken bathtub drain is a lot easier.

Watco Bathtub Drain Repair Parts

Watco bathtub drains are easy to install, with bath wastes including piping and overflow, closures, and replacement tub stoppers. When you need the easiest tub repair solution, has what you need. We offer a full product line of Watco tub repair parts and provide knowledgeable customer service to help you successfully fix your bathtub drain. We show you the best way to perform the most common bathtub repair projects with an extensive online video library.

New Tub Stopper Install without Removing Broken Bathtub Drain

You may be wondering how to install a new bathtub stopper when you have nothing to screw it into. If the crossbars on your tub drain are broken, it can be a real pain to remove your drain body to install a tub stopper. With the SimpliQuick® Tub Fix by Watco, you can install a brand new tub stopper right over your existing tub drain, even when your drain has broken, corroded, or missing crossbars. offers replacement stoppers that install right over your existing drain even if you have broken crossbars. The SimpliQuick® Tub Fix by Watco is designed to install right over your existing drain and is available with two different installation methods. You can simply thread into your current drain with either a 3/8 inch or 5/16 inch reversible composite pin and if your crossbars are broken, choose the silicone adhesive method for an easy quick install. This provides a beautiful shiny new bathtub stopper with a mesh grid drain cover and quickly covers up any unsightly mess of a broken bathtub drain. offers all Watco bathtub drain covers which are easy to install with our do-it-yourself video library and provide a great solution to replace damaged, worn-out bathtub fixtures. Choose from a wide selection of finish options to upgrade the look of your tub. Switch out your bathtub overflow plate in a matching finish to give your tub a fresh, new look. is the proud, official online retailer for Woodford faucet and Watco Manufacturing quality products. We offer everything from quality hydrants, outdoor faucets, and bathtub repair products you can rely on. Contact us to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff to answer any of your questions and help you find the best solution to repair your broken bathtub drain.