For quite a while, my kitchen sink strainer hasn't done a good job. I've been in this house since 1981 and for years it
did just fine. Then, for some reason, it needed to be replaced, so I took the old one to the store and got a replacement. This was just the part that lifts out, NOT the entire part that fits into the sink hole. But it didn't work effectively. It would close up the hole too much when I wanted water to drain out. So over the years I've had to buy others, hoping they'd work better but none do. I have to cock it to one side a LOT to allow water to drain, but then if a dish or something else in the sink touches the little drain thingie, it closes up and I have to reach into the water again to try to open it enough so the water drains. WHAT is wrong here? Do I have to buy another sink to get a drain that works? I know this isn't a major life problem, but it annoys me to no end. The photo isn't mine, but looks similar and was found on Google.