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Pegasus Push Button Drain leaks when you push the button

This is the "Decorative Push Button Drain", #241-405 brushed nickel.
It works fine unless you depress the button to allow water to collect in the basin. When you depress the button to drain the basin, the outflowing water leaks from the seal immediately below the basin. Otherwise it works fine.

The instructions caution against overtightening the locknut (which holds the beveled rubber washer against the bottom of the basin). I believe I was careful to not do so. Again, the leak only occurs after pressing the center button to let the water drain out of the basin. There is no leakage with normal use/running water.

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