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How do I, myself, fix a faucet leak?

The faucet leaks a very thin stream of water, even when the knobs are closed.

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    On gooseneck, two-handle faucet, I have a thin stream of water when the valve is in the closed position. This happens only with the cold water. My husband thinks there is an adjustment without dismantling the whole faucet, but he has been unsuccessful so far. Help, please.

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Faucets in general operate either with a one handle valve stem or valve stems that uses small pieces of rubber to precent the water flow. In a single handle model this is usually caused by mineral deposits building up and the valve not being able to fully restrict the flow of water. The fix here is usually a new stem. On models that use a two handle system and do have replaceable valve stems one must get a repacement seat from a hadware store and reinstall the stem. In extreme cases the valve body may need to be ground internally and will require a professional. If you do not a have replaceable stems than the only alternative is a new faucet. I hope this assists you and thanks for using Fix Ya.

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