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My faucet is beyond leaky... help? Answered

The picture is of my kitchen faucet when it is turned off.

This is a brand new faucet. It was replaced a month ago after the old one (which I'm pretty sure was there for quite a few years - definitely longer than the two years we've been here) started doing the same thing. I know nothing about faucets (other than how to take them out of the box and follow the instruction manual to install them), but I'm really hoping I don't have to buy another one, and I would really like some idea as to what is causing this because it seems to be a recurring issue.

Can anyone help me with this?

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Triclaw

4 years ago

return the faucet and turn down the water under the sink and check the water hot water temp the orings are probly melting messed up in some way

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caitlinsdad

4 years ago

You probably have a lot of minerals in your water "hard water condition", maybe well water. There should be a ceramic cartridge type of valve in the part where the handle comes out. The rubber O-ring seals may be twisted or something. There is probably debris from the old pipes/silt/mineral deposits/etc that get between the ceramic discs in the valve that need to fit tightly together to shut off the water flow. If you can disassemble the handle part to get to clean out the valve and valve seat, you might fix the problem. Sometimes you need a tiny allen key wrench to get the handle off if it doesn't have a regular screwhead in there. Good luck.