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Manage My Life

how do i fix a leaky kitchen faucet?

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
July 29th, 2011

it is leaking at the base of the faucet and water is dripping under the sink into a pan.

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Manage My Life
Audrey - The mixing valves, cartridges and "innards" of your shower may been worn and in need of replacement. The greatest concern when you see the constant drip is what is happening behind the wall. Often when the drip continues into the tub, the plumbing behind the wall is an issue as well - thus it is better to be safe than sorry (especially if the shower is above furnished space) and call in a professional.

If you do tackle the repair on your own, make sure you know where the water shut-off is prior to doing the work. Match up the shower type with Eljer's product list. Their website, linked below, provides the specific parts per each product.
by Manage My Life
July 29th, 2011
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We are often unable to completely shut off the water in our shower which results in a slow, annoying drip. The ball-type (Eljer) handle, which is for both hot and cold, makes a crunching/grinding type noise when changing between hot and cold. Is there a just a bad part that the average homeowner can replace, or do we need to open up the wall and do something more, which would require us to call in a professional?
July 24th, 2011
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Christopher Pope
You need to find the source of the leak first. The leak could be coming from the seal between the faucet and the sink. The leak may be coming from above the sink. The leak could be coming from many different parts of the faucet. You need to dry the entire area off and watch for the leak to appear. Once you have found the source of the leak you will be able to come up with the proper solution on how to fix it.
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September 7th, 2010
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Manage My Life
I see someone else asked a similar question. While you are waiting on an expert to answer your question. I found this great link on how to fix leaky kitchen faucet. I attached the link below. Hope this helps!
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August 18th, 2010
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