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Remove the handles. See if the chrome slip nuts holding the stems in are corroded. If they are, the cartridges may not be fully seated or the o -rings that seal around the cartridges may need to be replaced. If either of these is the case you can tell for sure by turning the stems to the on position with the handles removed and looking for water seeping around the cartridge. If none of the above is the cause then check to see if the aerator (screen on the spout) is loose or corroded sending a light spray back towards the faucet body that looks like a leak. If this is the case remove and clean the aerator, then reinstall it making sure not to cross thread it. If none of the above, replace the faucet. Be sure to call Delta first before replacing because they have a lifetime warranty and you just might get your faucet for free!
If you faucet is leaking, try this simple step to see if it will stop. First, turn the water supply line off under the sink. Next, open the valve that is leaking all the way open. Take a wrench and tighten the nut just below the faucet handle. Now turn the vale to off and open your supply line and then test the faucet again. What you are doing here is tightning the packing nut inside the faucet. Good luck.
hi! if tightening the knob(s), (or if you apply pressure on the knob of the faucet,for the models with no thread for open/close), modify the amount of water leaking ,you need to replace the seats in the faucet. if not ,just replacing the o rings should fix your problem.
Hello. When the pipe froze it may have dislodged a piece of scale or rust from inside the pipe. When the water flowed again the particle moved up to the small hole at the valve and caused a partial block. You'll have to shut off the water supply and disconnect the supply line on the hot side. You may be able to open the faucet and blow back through to try to remove the blockage. If this don't work remove the faucet handle and pull the cartdrige out to clean it. Remember to close the water supply.
Chances are your supply line is leaking. One of three things (easy fixes).
1) There is a "packing nut" on the shut off which holds the handle on - this could be leaking (just tighten with pliers while open).
2) There is a nut directly above the shut off (3/8 inch) which goes directly to the faucet. Simply thighten this nut.
3) There is yet another nut above the last (very near the faucet). This is a 5/8 nut and you will most likely need a "crescent wrench" to tighten this as you cannot get pliers up there. You can purchase a crescent wrench at any hardware store for about 10 bucks. Good luck!
Amost guarantee it's a problem with the sealing O-Ring(s) that sits between the faucet body and the spout (or gooseneck). Fixing this requires disassembling the faucet. Allen keys, pliers, Screwdrivers required for this operation.
After you have the faucet apart, use open mesh grit cloth to sand the inside body of the spout, wipe it clean and grease it with silicone grease. New O-Rings may be indicated as well, but if the old ones looks ok (eg. the don't come off black on your fingers and they don't look compressed or kinked) grease them as well and reassemble faucet.