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Old 04-17-2012, 04:25 PM   #1
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Had problem with garbage disposal and just had it completely removed in favor of a regular drain. Now the drain part seems to sit too high and water pools in the bottom of the sink, like it's flat. It is the smaller, shallower side of a two section sink and is also the side of the sink that the dishwasher is on if that means anything. Is there any quick remedy I can manage with basic tools?

The drain is not clogged. The water that sets is causing a watermark in the stainless steel.

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Is the drain not emptying or is the outer ridge of the drain flange in the sink creating a dam that prevents all water from going down?
If the first, fix the clog.
If the second, perhaps installed wrong (gasket placed on wrong side?) or need a different sink drain piece.

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Old 04-17-2012, 04:46 PM   #3
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It is the drain piece itself keeping water from going down the drain. So it's possible a piece was installed improperly?
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It is the drain piece itself keeping water from going down the drain. So it's possible a piece was installed improperly?
It sounds like it was in Fact installed incorrectly.
The metal piece at the drain above the sink should be flat against the drain hole with the exception of some plumbers putty under it.
Which you would not see.
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Is this something a complete novice can repair? Or do I need to call my dad... again?
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You will need to remove the trap under the sink then the nut under the sink that holds the drain in.
Once removed,clean and dry area around the opening then put a large bead of plumbers putty around the opening,enough that it will push out when you tighten the nut back up.Remove the excess putty then rep attach the trap and you should be good to go.
I would suggest you watch some videos on youtube.(replace a sink drain)
There are plenty there that can walk you through it and you can do it at your own pace.You can stop,rewind them as needed to get through it.
And your dad will thank you and be proud of you!
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I'll browse YouTube. Thanks for the info!

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