How do I stop my kitchen sink from leaking?


My kitchen sink won’t stop leaking don’t know where the problem is? Is any one having problems with this DIY build?

q i have sink problems

I have to cut water off from bottom to stop of from leaking.. didn’t always leak!

  5 answers
  • CJ CJ on Apr 23, 2019

    You'll have to determine exactly where it's leaking, shut off the water and dismantle the problem area.

    If it's the valve, and my first guess would be the valve, you only have to remove the handle and replace the black rubber washer on the end of the stem. Take it to the store with you to be sure of buying the correct washer. Store staff should be able to assist you.

    If it's a pipe join, dismantle, replace any parts that could be damaged and use plumbers tape on all pieces as you reassemble.

  • Sarah Sota Sarah Sota on Apr 23, 2019

    If it is leaking in incoming water lines, use Teflon tape in all joints. If the drain lines are leaking, use silicone and put it back together.

  • Mary Mary on Apr 23, 2019

    Is the faucet dripping? Is there water under your sink? Is the basin leaking?

  • Ajohnsonfamily Ajohnsonfamily on Apr 23, 2019

    It’s from the hot and cold water turn knobs and falling through cracks in counter when water splashes out! Maybe bucket basin is to small.... When we first built this system I never leaked but as we started turning knobs more and more maybe some how part of the got loose! Tried tightening but still water leaking...

  • Seth Seth on Apr 23, 2019

    Sometimes if you over tighten the nut, it actually causes the faucet to leak more because the washer becomes deformed. Try loosening it slightly. You could rebuild the faucets with new washers and packing, which may or may not work. I would replace them with ball valves, which are more reliable and less likely to leak.

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