How to Remove a Watco Drain Stopper

Watco Manufacturing produces a wide selection of bathtub and drain products for residential and commercial customers around the world including push/pull style drain stoppers--sold individually or as part of a complete drain kit.
Watco drain stopper designs feature a stopper and seal, brass pin insert and a knob at the top of the stopper. As push/pull drain stoppers can easily catch/retain hair and require regular cleaning to deter clogs, Watco has designed the stoppers for quick removal using no more than your hands and a flat-head screwdriver.

Step 1

Pull your Watco drain stopper straight up.

Step 2

Hold the stopper in your non-dominant hand and unscrew the knob at the top of the stopper to the left (counter-clockwise) with your dominant hand until it comes off.

Step 3

Remove the brass pin. Insert the head of a flat-head screwdriver into the top of the pin. Unscrew it and then lift it out of the stopper assembly.

Step 4

Lift out the chrome stopper and seal.

Things You Will Need

  • Screwdriver set
  • Rubber-jawed wrench (optional)
  • Helper (optional)


  • If you find it difficult to unscrew the knob, use a rubber-jawed wrench to grip the knob and turn it, or ask a friend to help you hold the stopper assembly while you unscrew the knob.

About the Author

Based in Southern Pennsylvania, Irene A. Blake has been writing on a wide range of topics for over a decade. Her work has appeared in projects by The National Network for Artist Placement, the-phone-book Limited and GateHouse Media. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Shippensburg University.