I have a trip lever bathtub drain that won’t drain. The problem seems to be the trip lever assembly. I detached the assembly. Most videos or instructions online show a “plunger” end to the assembly, but mine is a brass spring. The tub floor drain is simply a small open drain without a stopper. I assume that the spring should attach to some mechanism the opens and closes the drain. But, I don’t know what the spring attaches to exactly. Any thoughts?
ADDENDUM: For clarity, there is no stopper on the tub floor drain. There never has been. But, yes, there is a spring at the end of the trip lever.
ADDENDUM2: Can’t see much of anything with a mirror. My drain doesn’t match any design I see online, so I’m not quite sure what I’m working with. Again, the floor drain has no stopper and has no grate. It never has. But the trip lever is a spring end.