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Elkay ezfs8 How do you stop the water from running constantly . I have the water inlet valve turned off now

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Turn off the shut-offs unscrew the handles and remove. Remove the valve stems (sometimes there is an escutcheon or collar to remove first). Using the handle to hold the valve stem use a screwdriver to undo the screw holding the rubber seal. Replace the seal. Verify with the screwdriver that the valve seat has no channels worn into it. If it does either remove it with a seat wrench and sand it by rubbing it back and forth on a piece of sandpaper, or by replacing it. Reassemble. Turn on your shut-offs and test the faucet. Remove and clean the aerator (this is done every time you do plumbing work)

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