How to Replace A Kitchen Sink Strainer

Step 1 – Remove The Nut Using A Channellock

Remove The Nut Using A ChannellockThe first thing you need to do is grab your channellock and remove the nut underneath your sink. Please get a bucket to catch the trap water and prevent the floor from getting wet.

Step 2 – Remove Another Nut

Remove Another NutOnce again, grab your channellock and remove another nut which is just above the one you removed earlier. This nut can be a bit stubborn, so please feel free to use a hacksaw if channellock doesn’t help.

Step 3 – Remove The Strainer

Remove The StrainerNow that we have the nut removed, you can remove the strainer basket with ease. This should be rusty and greasy, so please use a pair of gloves if you have.

Step 4 – Clean Up The Old Plumber’s Putty

Clean Up The Old Plumber's puttyOnce you have removed the basket, you need to clean up this area using a paper towel.

Step 5 – Separate Out Your Kitchen Strainer Basket

Separate Out Your Kitchen Strainer BasketNow that we have finished the clean up, we need to separate the kitchen strainer. First you will be removing the metal lower half of the basket, then the paper ring and the rubber gasket.

Step 6 – Apply The Plumber’s Putty To The Sink Strainer

Apply The Plumber's Putty To The Sink StrainerTake some plumber’s putty and finger roll it and apply it uniformly to the new kitchen strainer.

Step 7 – Put The New Strainer Back In The Sink

Put The New Strainer Back In The SinkOnce you have applied the putty, you can place the new kitchen strainer back into the sink and apply little pressure if necessary.

Step 8 – Fix The Metal Lower Half From Underneath

Fix The Metal Lower Half From UnderneathFix the metal lower half from underneath (the paper ring and the rubber gasket) and tighten it with the brass nut below using pliers or channellock

Step 9 – Make Sure All The Nuts Are Tight

Make Sure All The Nuts Are TightUsing a channellock, make sure that all the nuts are tight and fit snugly in order to avoid any leakage.

Step 10 – Remove The Excess Plumber’s Putty

Remove The Excess Plumber's PuttyOnce the nuts are tight, come back up and remove the excess plumber’s putty by hand or by using a paper towel.

Step 11 – Run The Water From The Faucet

Run The Water From The FaucetAfter all the hard work, now you only need to run the water from the faucet to make sure that everything works as intended and there are no leaks.

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