I'm trying to replace the second of two sink drains. The first went smoothly, but I'm stymied by the second, which is of course a completely different product.

I have the trap off and everything unscrewed, but I can't lift the assembly from the top because of that protruding flange where the drain lever attached.

Is there a junction I'm supposed to unscrew somewhere at the top? The brass nut that held the assembly against the bottom of the sink doesn't go any further down, so I can only lift the assembly about 1/2".

Picture of a drain assembly underneath a sink

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You should be able to unscrew the upper part of the drain, the part that's in the basin where your stopper is located, from the tailpiece.

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    Thanks, that was totally it. I wasn't aware that unscrewed. I found this video that helped clear things up.
    – larsks
    Dec 2, 2018 at 21:56
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    More than glad to help.
    – BillWeckel
    Dec 2, 2018 at 22:01

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