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The water spout has developed a free play in the up-down direction 3 months after the installation. When water is off the spout would sink and seems to sit on its base, then when water is turned on, the water pressure would push on the spout, and the spout would move upwards in a sudden popping action by about 1 mm and hit some kind of stop inside, accompanied by a blunt noise. The spout, when swung sideways, also has a free play of about 10 mm that was not there when new. There has been no leaks, and all the mounting hardware have checked fine, tight, straight, secure, and even. I wonder if there is anything I can do to fix this. Thanks!

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