Leaky Faucet


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Old 06-10-12, 10:29 PM
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Leaky Faucet

The kitchen faucet is a single handle with a removable spout, if that's what you call it. I don't know the brand, it has a little blue and red emblem.

It drips if you don't have the handle in the just the right place. I've replaced the washers on standard faucets, but am clueless on how to go about taking this thing apart. It seems that I need to remove the whole faucet and take it apart from the bottom up. Help
 
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Old 06-11-12, 04:55 AM
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Without knowing the brand it's hard to offer any specifics. I would turn off the water. There are usually two valves under the sink. Then, look at the faucet handle. There should be a little hole somewhere or a cap you can pop off to access the screw holding the handle in place. After the handle is removed you should be able to unscrew a cap to gain access to the cartridge.
 
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Does the "emblem" look like this?

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(Image courtesy of luxury-faucets.com)

If yes, then that is a Moen faucet.

When you write, "...with a removable spout..." do you mean the spout pulls out and is used as a sprayer?
 
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Old 06-11-12, 09:22 PM
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Pilot Dave - I found the screw behind the emblem and will take it apart and see what I get. Thanks!

Furd - The emblem is half moons blue and red, not what you listed. Yes, it has a removable sprayer. As I shared above, I will tackle this and if I can't figure it out, I'll take the cartridge to Home Depot and match it up. Thanks for your help!
 
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Old 06-11-12, 09:44 PM
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Sounds like a moen. They use the red and blue button on the handle. Behind that was the set screw for the handle correct?

And yes a little nudge on the handle to the left or right stops the drip...

Its a 1225B cartridge if you indeed have a moen.



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Old 06-11-12, 10:13 PM
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Thanks Lawrosa, I'll remove the cartridge and take it with me just incase.
 
 

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