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HI,
I have an older American Standard kitchen sink. I am trying to remove the basket strainer, but it is not coming out, because it has no backing nut. I now have all the parts off that will come off, except the basket is still in place. Does this unit come off from the sink? If so, how? I am using an oil filter wrench on the bottom part, so I have a very good grip, but it just spins in the hole.
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Heather

We got it! No nut. This thing was pressed together, it was a non-removable basket strainer. What a crazy design. We had to chew through the outer housing/bell with a pair of *****, and then the two sections finally let go so we could remove the outer section form below, and the inner section through the top of the sink. Heather
 

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yes, they can be a pain. in the future take a hacksaw and cut just the nut holding it all on. then you can pry the nut off and all will follow. thanks, buddy builder
 
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