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My Chicago kitchen faucet stems close themselves when I open them in the 1/4 position. They only stay open in the full position. I recently changed all the washers on both stems. I removed them in the open position. Then I replaced them in the closed position.

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You need to tighten the packing nut down just a little at a time until that problem stops. This diagram will show you the nut whitch is part of the stem. It is item 4 in the diagram.
http://chicagofaucet.com/RepairDrawings/pdf/RP701-COLDCP.pdf

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