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Re: leaking single lever kitchen tap
On most of the single handle faucets there is an erasure like button ( may have a hot and cold blue and red indicator or be silver ) usually located right under the faucet arm on the manifold chrome sleeve or back behind the arm or it could have a large ring nut over the doam of the lever take your hand and feel the area that covers the area where the spout arm swivels and feel for the button or take your fingers and fel the to of the lever doam
if you find the button just take a sharp screw driver( be sure to plug the drain holes and turn hot and cold water off under sink) pry the button off and use a hex wrench and loosten
if no button then there has to be a large nut on top you may seee two grooves oppsoite each other wheich would mean a special tool
use an adjustable wrench (put cloth ofer chrome to protect and turn counter clock wise( the ring nut will not be very thick
after removing you should be able to replace the cartridge
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Sounds like the retaining ring under the handle may need to tighten a little to stiffen lever a little. To remove handle take plastic red/blue cap at base of lever covering the screw. Remove allen screw that holds handle to base with a allen wrench.
Try to tighten collar that holds the stem for the lever and that should help with the lever. if not the gasket that's under the collar maybe wore to the point that tightening want effect it.
If you need a parts diagram go to this link for an exploded view of the internal parts. I hope this will be helpful to you.
If you still have the receipts from the purchase call Moen directly as they warranty their faucets for life and will send you the replacement parts you need. If you need to purchase replacement parts then you can purchase a Moen single lever repair kit from your local hardware store which should run you around $10. Go the the Moen website and look for your model. They generally have an exploded view of every one of their models that will assist you in dissassembling the tap without any surprises. Reassemble the tap with the new o-rings etc installed and test.
you know my grandfather was a carpenter and for some reason he loved Delta faucets. My dad hates delta because they always leaked. We have gone around to all the rentals and even this house he built and replaced all the delta faucets with nice quality moen faucets.
You will need to get a washer kit for this faucet. These kits are pretty common since these faucets are so junky. Most hardware stores should have the repair kits. like home depot and Lowes.
Turn off the water,remove the little cap on the handle,it is a little hole in the front.use a delta allen key to loose the handle.Remove the retaining nut on top of the valve body.lift up the little (take notice how it is positioned,cause there is a small notch on the side to help you align it propertly)last remove the black rubber washer and the springs,Buy a complete repair kit ,not just the washers and springs.
First you have to remove the main lever/handle. This is done by loostening the allen head setscrew at the pivot point front base of thge handle. Underneath you'll see a collar or nut that is easily removed with a pair of Channel Lock pliers (adjustable) then after marking the front of the valve with a permanent marker(just make a dot) so it is assembled the same way, pry out the valve and repair or replace it, Thank you, Dana.
ur cartridge needs service or replacement u can turn off water supply remove lever and retaining nuts pull up cartridge and inspect the o rings for debris and or damage if good inspect cartridge for damage if looks check gaskets/o-rings in stem for same add a little vasline around o-rings and reinstall test for leak if leaking still replace all o-rings or if cartridge order and replace
Delta Single lever? Remove handle by loosing the allen screw . Tighten the spanner clockwise. If that doesn not fix problem, turn water off, remove spanner nut. Remove whole assembly. Take to plubming supply and latch us for rebuild kit.(two rubbers, two springs,. a spanner wrenchand an allen wrirenc and maybe a new spaner nut) Install same.