Water leaking on bottom of faucet when turned on

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Old 02-17-13, 10:34 AM
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Water leaking on bottom of faucet when turned on

Hi, my mom recently bought a condo and I am trying to learn as I go along. Recently the bottom of my faucet starting leaking. It only happens when I turn the cold water on. Does anyone know what is causing this? The red arrow is where the leak is coming from.

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Does it leak on both hot & cold?
 
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Old 02-17-13, 11:00 AM
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It only leaks when I turn on the cold
 
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Old 02-17-13, 11:03 AM
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Remove the handle. Its probably leaking from the stem. If the aerator is not on tight it can drip down the spout but the hot would cause the leak too...

It could be internal and the faucet may be shot...
 
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If it only leaks when you turn on the cold, it could be the O ring on the stem. If that doesn't help then the faucet is shot.
 
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Old 02-17-13, 11:18 AM
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If that doesn't help then the faucet is shot.
It could be internal and the faucet may be shot...


hey, thats what I said!!!....LOL


 
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So I replaced the faucet stem and seat but the problem persist. Does this mean that I need to replace the whole faucet?
 
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I find when there is a leak under the faucet, in the area that you indicated, one of the likely culprits is a bad seal between the part that sits on top of the vanity and the vanity itself. As water accumulates there, it leaks down throught the vanity in either the tap holes or that hole you circled.

Since you said it only happens when you use cold water, I didn't reply, but have you look into this scenerio at all?
 
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I would think if it were the seal between the faucet & the sink, it would happen no matter if it's the hot or the cold water. Does that make sense or can the seal be blown in just one place?
 
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I would also think that if it was a broken faucet stem it would also be happening, whether it was hot or cold.

Anyway, dry it up. Splash some water around the vanity, where the taps are and see if some leaks down. That is about the only way to be sure about my suggestion.
 
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sorry for the delay with update, so I have decided to get a new faucet. Do I need to get new water supply line or get I just switch the faucet?
 
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Old 02-27-13, 03:48 PM
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You could just switch the faucet. It depends on what supply lines you have. I always change them. I also almost always change the valves also.
 
 

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