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My kitchen sink drain leaks with the stopper in it which was just replaced in February 2010.

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Sounds like plumbers putty un drain flange to sink may need to be replaced or strainer may need to be tighten up a little to see if that stops the leak.

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*Note: If the stopper is stuck, place the plunger so it completely covers the opening the stopper is stuck in and give it two good plunges. The plunger should create a vacuum that will suck out the stopper, and is more effective than you trying to pry or pull on it. Do this ONLY after you have shut off the garbage disposal and water.

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The lever and the bottom of the stopper itself will be wrapped with masses of hair. That's normal. Clean it up and reinsert it, put the nut back on & snug it down, then readjust the stopper.

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