Leaky drain query

Hi, my kitchen sink drain seems to leak...started happening after I had my washing machine fixed? I have tried to secure it underneath the sink but it still leaks... can this be fixed or should I buy a new sink/tap/basin etc? My property is only 5 years old, thanks in advance :)

Asked by Pauline on 23rd Jan 2024
Expert Trade Answers
"Hi ...all depends were the leak is coming from the plug hole might have loosen when attaching the washing machine waste to the trap this can be tightend from above with either a flat head screwdriver or something a little bigger depending on waste installed or may need full Trap taking apart at the compression joints and the seals readjusting if thay have twisted...hope this helps ....Jon"
Answered on 23rd Jan 2024 - Member since Jan 2024 - report
I would have thought the the pipe has come loose at a large nut that hold the pipe joints like elbows. Just try and tighten with your hands"
Answered on 23rd Jan 2024 - Member since Dec 2023 - report
"You should find that we’re sink waste attaches to bowl there is a rubber below. Should be able to turn long screw to tighten waste and seal it up
Many thanks
Answered on 23rd Jan 2024 - Member since Aug 2015 - report
"First thing to note is where the leak is coming from.
Securely Hand tighten the connection.
If that doesn't work, remove the connection and check if the rubber seal is in good order.

Worse case scenario, replace old for new the plastic fittings underneath the sink.

It's unlikely you'll have to replace anything else.

Any local plumber or handyman could fix this in less than an hour."
Answered on 11th Mar 2024 - Member since Mar 2024 - report
"It sounds like the pipe connection at the sink outlet has become loose. It will need tightening and possible a new rubber washer."
Answered on 24th Jan 2024 - Member since Nov 2023 - report
"Yes you need a plumber by the sounds off things and they can sort this no problem easy fix"
Answered on 11th Mar 2024 - Member since Dec 2016 - report
"Ditto to what horizon said below. I've used a butter knife to tighten it from above as it was a bit bigger than a standard screwdriver. Would be good if you could share pics of the source of the leak."
Answered on 23rd Jan 2024 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
"it can but i getting a new new sink would be a better option"
Answered on 9th Apr 2024 - Member since Mar 2024 - report
"All that is needed is to replace or repair where the leak is. If the leak is from a joint which can be tightened by hand then it may just require a new rubber seal."
Answered on 21st Feb 2024 - Member since May 2023 - report
It sounds like it has been disturbed when you have had work done. It can be fixed quite easily by filing the sink up, then realising the water and having a good look underneath to locate what joint the water is coming from. Then undo joint and check the rubber washer is sitting in the correct position, reassemble and check by filling the sink again.
If it is the plug it’s self you will find a screw in the centre of the plug that can be tightened.
I hope this helps
Answered on 23rd Jan 2024 - Member since Jun 2023 - report
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