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I have a Moen Villeta lever lavatory faucet, model # 4721 that is hard to shut off properly. Technically, it doesn't leak but will drip unless you consciously press down hard enough. We have 3 other faucets just like it that work fine so its not that we aren't turning it off properly. It has been like this since we built the house and the plumbers say "just press down" harder, its not leaking. This is the sink the kids use the most so I'm constantly going behind everyone trying to keep it from dripping. I find that it responds best if you press down to shut it off like normal and then move it left/right while off. Otherwise, you have to stand there to wait to see if its off. Such a pain and waste of water...any suggestions?

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Take the knob/handle off, shut the water to the faucet of, unscrew stem, examine and compare with the other working faucet stems, it may need a new stem(cartridge) or a faucet washer. Possible the retainer nut is/was loose. hope this helps Tim

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