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Old 04-02-2014, 12:47 PM   #1
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Outdoor kitchen sink/faucet leak on 2011 32BHOK-6

Last fall we noticed water seeping under the cabinet in front of the kitchen sink. We pulled the small front panel off to get under the sink. I have small hands and can get my hand under the sink but not able to find or see where the leak is.

From what my hubby and I can tell, there is no way to access this area unless the whole cabinetry is taken apart. That is way beyond our comfort level.

I'm looking to see if anyone has had a similar problem and what the solution was.

With this brutal winter we have not been able to unwinterize it. We still have some snow.
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Old 04-02-2014, 01:39 PM   #2
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I can't look at mine right now, but would see about loosening the drain line and removing the sink with faucet attached to get a better look?

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Old 04-02-2014, 02:06 PM   #3
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Why not rent an inspection camera similar to the one shown. The small end can be inserted into the small opening and it also has a built in light. Will make quick work and you do not have to take the cabinets apart.
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Do you have a drawer inside behind the outside kitchen? My 36QB does- if I take that out, I can see inside and possibly work the area (it'd be snug, real snug if not impossible).
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Great ideas. We will give them a try.
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No drawers behind. There is a bunk above it and paneling beneath the bunk.
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Old 04-02-2014, 03:17 PM   #7
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Any screws to take the paneling off? Used to have to do this to get to my hot water heater.
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:58 PM   #8
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Outdoor kitchen sink/faucet leak on 2011 32BHOK-6

Not familiar with the 2011 OK but on my 2013 32bhok there are two drawers to the left of the sink that can be pulled out and a removable access panel right in front of the sink, just retread your post, looks like you have tried going through the access panel.

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Old 04-03-2014, 11:43 AM   #9
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Not familiar with the 2011 OK but on my 2013 32bhok there are two drawers to the left of the sink that can be pulled out and a removable access panel right in front of the sink, just retread your post, looks like you have tried going through the access panel.

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Same set up as yours. We did take the panel off as you state. Not enough space to feel the leak.

We tried using a small mirror but that didn't help either.
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It is a bit tight back there! I probably need to take a better look and see if I have any issues on our next trip.
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Any screws to take the paneling off? Used to have to do this to get to my hot water heater.
Not so simple, there is a built in ladder with several layers of framing and trim on the inside. Then there are cabinets hanging above the outdoor sink.

Good suggestion though.
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The only other thing that I can think for simply seeing is a smart phone. I've used mine to take blind pictures and then deciphering them afterwards.

Doesn't help with the fix, though.

Have you guys tried pulling the sink up from where its installed?
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It is a bit tight back there! I probably need to take a better look and see if I have any issues on our next trip.
You're right it is VERY tight. The leak must be coming from the faucet as we've tested the drain separately and that does not leak.
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The only other thing that I can think for simply seeing is a smart phone. I've used mine to take blind pictures and then deciphering them afterwards.

Doesn't help with the fix, though.

Have you guys tried pulling the sink up from where its installed?
Will give this a try!
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The sink should be only held in place by some screws on the bottom of the sink (mine is). Remove the screws and lift up the sink bowl and check under it for any leaks with the lines under water pressure. All of the front (outside) panels will come out easily and any drawers will come out easily for more room to work.
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Update to outdoor kitchen sink. It was a VERY easy fix. Just replaced an O-ring in the faucet handle.

Sometimes you think the fix is going to be much worse than it actually is.
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Thanks for the update! Glad you all were able to get to it.
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