I have an old bathtub drain assembly that is similar to this:
As far as I can tell, the linkage broke off completely due to old age. If I unscrew the trip lever and cover, it's not attached to anything and I can't feel anything if I try to reach inside.
I'm reasonably certain that the plunger is down since water doesn't drain from the tub.
Is there an easy way to retrieve the plunger? I've tried using a pickup tool from harbor freight:
This was unsuccessful after 30-40 minutes of trying. I really don't relish the thought of crawling under the house with our 8-legged friends and dismantling the drain. Any/all suggestions are welcome. =)