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That is a simple fix - you need to replace the cartridge that is in the faucet handle. however, each manufacturer is different. NOTE sometimes you need a specially designed removal and puller tool. I found this out the hard way. I had a Moen faucet and needed a collar removing tool and a cartridge puller in order to remove the cartridge.

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