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My kitchen drain came apart, it is like 12 years old. I noticed it is not a locknut connection, so I am not sure how to attach these parts. The sink strainer itself is loose and I can pull it out easily, so I was wondering if I need to reseal it as well? Above the connection you see a black washer. Any advice?

UPDATE - Per Ben's advice after looking closer I could see it did have a drain screw and it broke in half. Below you can see what it looks like. Now I just got to find this part and replace it every 10 years from now on.

UPDATE 2 - I shopped around to a big box and a plumbing supply store, but it seems such retaining screw is rare and none of them ever recall stocking such a part. They also said that was a unusual way of making such an assembly. So I am just going to replace it with a Deep Cup Strainer that should fit in perfectly. If that screw went after 12 years it is bound to go again. And since this is a double sink, I am going to replace both of them.

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The broken drain screw

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I believe that you lost a (retaining) screw. It might have fallen down the drain... hopefully it's lodged in the p-trap. This is similar to: How to replace my kitchen sink basket with no lock nut?

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  • How funny, they just posted that question yesterday. Anyway if it broke once, it is bound to break again, I may replace it with a traditional one, but will look for the screw first. – Off The Gold May 17 '16 at 16:05

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