Water leaking from the faucet onto the countertop.
I have a single handle kitchen faucet. Recently I had to repair a drip from the faucet and not long after that water started leaking from the bottom of the faucet onto the countertop. It is a very big leak. I have turned off the water and only use it if I absolutely have to. Can someone please tell me how to fix this?
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What kind of faucet? (single handle, double hndle, kitchen, bathroom)
Where is it dripping from? (handle, aerator or faucet head, under the sink)
There are many types of faucets and many types of leaks. Sorry to be so vague but there's a pretty wide spectrum of possibilities, a little more info will go long way.
ur cartridge needs service or replacement u can turn off water supply remove lever and retaining nuts pull up cartridge and inspect the o rings for debris and or damage if good inspect cartridge for damage if looks check gaskets/o-rings in stem for same add a little vasline around o-rings and reinstall test for leak if leaking still replace all o-rings or if cartridge order and replace
Loosen the retaining nut holding the faucet to the underside of the countertop/sink. Use a deep socket or basin wrench (http://images.lowes.com/general/b/bwrench.gif)
Straighten out the faucet and have someone hold it straight
while you tighten the retaining nut.
Turn the water off at the faucet, remove the handle and the retaining nut that is apart of the trim. You will see where you can use a wrench to remove it. The ball assembly will come right out and you can replace the washers right below it. Put it back together and if needed, tighten the tension ring that is on the retaining nut (usually grey or white in color) so it won't leak water around the ball stem. Good luck.