Maryam Johanne. sink & faucet. July 21st , 2017.
Then, take a scrub brush, pour some dish wash liquid or detergent on it and give the sink a thorough scrubbing on all sides. This will remove the layers of accumulated dirt and food on it.
Keep the clips as they may be useful, if the new replacement is of the same size as the old one. In case they are damaged, you need to buy new ones. Usually, they are packaged together with the sink. Apply caulk on the underside of the sink and on the borders of the countertop cavity. Next, you have to install the sink in place, with the help of the clips. Align them in place and match them with their mates on the underside. Lower the sink in place of the countertop, before fixing in the nuts. That should get it positioned well. Be careful and watch your fingers, while lowering it in the countertop.
After you remove the strainer, it would not be a bad idea to replace it, even if it is not the culprit for the leak. This is more so if it is damaged or rusty.
If you find that the threading has loosened or has worn out, remove it and replace it with regular plumbing threads. Make sure you wrap it tightly around the stem or else it may get entangled with some other internal components.
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