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Have yourself a Faucet Handle leak

There are several types of faucets found in homes today, including the washer type, the washer-less type, the spring-and-valve type, and the disk type. Some newer, nylon-coated materials help faucet handles turn easier and last longer than the older packing materials do. Replace the handle and turn the water back on at the shutoff valve. When possible, try to determine the manufacturer of the unit before you go to the hardware store, and take the old parts along with you for reference. Before beginning to work on a faucet, turn off the stop valves on the hot and cold lines. If there is no washer, you will need to unwind the old packing and replace it.

Faucet Handle Leaks

When water comes out along the handle of the faucet when it is turned on, you have yourself a faucet handle leak. (Caution: Avoid using excess pressure with wrenches because it can cause damage and create the need for new parts. They will allow you to isolate the fixture and still have water throughout the rest of the house the next time the faucet needs attention.)

Tip: When buying packing material, ask your supplier to see any improved versions in stock.

What to do: If water is leaking around the handle area, remove the handle and try to tighten the packing nut. If a worn faucet seat is not removable, the only option is to use this tool. If there is a washer under it, replace it. Most packing nuts may be loosened with an adjustable wrench, and most will loosen by turning counterclockwise.

Mixing faucets, which are used on sinks, laundry tubs, and bathtubs, consist of 2 separate units, with the same spout, that need to be repaired separately. More expensive, quality replacement faucets are generally worth the money; they can last up to three times as long as inexpensive faucets, saving both replacement and labor costs. Nearly all faucets can be taken apart to replace defective parts. A screw holds the washer in place. Because replacement parts vary so much, it is best to find a hardware in your area that has replacement part reference books and to work with them to find the parts you need. After wrapping the spindle with new packing material, replace the packing nut. If the seat is replaceable, install a new faucet seat insert, or reseat (smooth the seat with a seat dressing tool). If you don't have stop valves, you will have to turn off the main water supply valve and work on the faucet when the rest of the home can get by without water (or have a plumber do the work). Some faucets, usually old-style units, use either a washer or packing (which looks somewhat like greased yarn) to keep water from escaping along the spindle. The packing nut will compress the packing material in place. For other types of faucets, consult product sheets, detailed how-to books, or your local parts supplier. 

What to do: If a Polyester DTY faucet begins to leak, never use excessive force to try to close it because that will only cause damage.  In today's article we will give you the information that you need to know in order to fix this common household problem. Replacement involves taking out the screw in the handle (which may be covered by a decorative cap), taking off the handle, loosening the packing nut, and removing the spindle and washer assembly.

With washer-type faucets, dripping water is often caused by worn out washers.

 If this doesn't correct the problem, remove the packing nut. Replace it with the correct-size washer and reassemble. 

Note: If washers must be replaced often, it may be a sign that the faucet seat is worn. The repair procedure differs for each type.If your faucet continues to drip and waste water when turned off then you have a problem that is all too typical.

Tip: If there are no stop valves near the fixture where a faucet must be replaced, consider installing new stop valves at the time of the replacement. In this case, the problem will most likely be with the washer or packing material under the packing nut, not the faucet's washer .

If the faucet that drips is more than 5 years old, you may want to consider replacement rather than repair - unless the original is a high-quality faucet.
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