The shower drain cover of my shower seems to be blocked.

I had it removed for cleaning a couple of times before simply unscrewing it. I've tried unscrewing clockwise, counter-clockwise, lifting from both sides at the same time but it wont pop out.

I believe this is the technical description here, but could not make much sense of it:




Any one would have a recommendation perhaps?

  • "I've tried unscrewing clockwise, counter-clockwise" Counter clockwise is the way to unscrew something, unless it is rotating mechanical devise. What exactly have your been turning, a screw in the center or ?? A photo of your drain may help. It appears ( from the second link ) that the silver cover should turn counter clockwise to remove. Does it turn when you try ? How did you accomplish this in the past ? – Alaska Man May 24 '20 at 17:24

Usually the grill strainer just pulls away. Try to pry it up with a screwdriver or grip with needlenose pliers and gently pull up.

  • In the diagram in the first link there appears to be a threaded center column. – Alaska Man May 24 '20 at 17:31
  • For me the diagram did not rule out a drain grill that was held in by friction. – Jim Stewart May 24 '20 at 19:50

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