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Leaking faucet This faucet has worked well for the past 2 1/2 years. Just within the last week it begin to drip a little after you shut down the hot or cold water flow. It drips for about 5-7 seconds then stops totally. What is causing this temporary drip ? I already took apart the aerator and cleaned it out. Is it an internal washer that needs to be replaced ? Can it be done from the top of the sink or do I have to removed it from underneath ??

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  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    I have the same problem with the faucet only 3 months old,  How do you check to see if there is a problem with the ceramic disc.  There is no manual 

  • randt3615 Apr 20, 2009

    I have the same slow drip problem and I have a small manual for the Delta 470, 472, 473 & 473-SD models. For a slow leak it tells you to replace the small "seats and springs" as shown in an accompanying diagram -- but NOWHERE does it say where to get these items. Can someone tell us who carries a "repair kit" that might have these items?



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  • aplazar Apr 30, 2009

    The faucet is only 3 years old and cost over 300 to buy. I've been all over the Delta site and can't find a repair kit!

  • aplazar Apr 30, 2009

    Where can we get a repair kit for this faucet? I can't seem to find one on the Delta site!

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The faucet is slowing wearing out. You can live with this little drip or have a repair kit installed in the faucet. If you are handy you can do this yourself.
You must be sure to get the repair kit that matches your faucet. good luck

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