kitchen sink

Old 04-15-02, 11:31 AM
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Unhappy kitchen sink

I have a leak under my kitchen sink. my husband took it apart put gaskets in the plumbing it looked fine. later i started to wash the dishes there is a leak coming from looks to be the drain.

to i need only new drains or do we change the whole sink if so how

thanks for your time
Old 04-15-02, 01:37 PM
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Where exactly is it leaking?
Is it leaking at a slip nut?
If it is metal, there is supposed to be a rubber washer. Tighten it by hand and then another quarter turn with a wrench.
If it PVC white plastic, it will have a beveled plastic washer. The flat side goes toward the nut. You should be able to hand-tighten it. Do not tighten it with a wrench. A plastic slip nut cracks easily.
If all else fails, smear a little silicone caulk on the threads and washer.
Good LucK!

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