kitchen faucet leak underneath when hot water turned on

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Old 09-20-15, 12:48 PM
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kitchen faucet leak underneath when hot water turned on

Our kitchen faucet leaks on the under side when the hot water is turned on. Please see pictures. Thank you in advance for helping!

This is the faucet:


The red arrow shows where it leaks between a big plastic washer and the underside of the sink/counter:
 
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Old 09-20-15, 01:12 PM
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Remove the handle on the hot side and turn it on to see if the packing is leaking from the top side.
If you need parts the make and model are on the tag on the supply line.
The manufacturer will send them to you for free.
 
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Welcome.
If you can see no visible leakage from above as Joe said (with handle removed), it looks to me like a bad caulk job.
The lower escutcheons of each valve, the sprayer and the spout should be caulked with clear 100% silicone. This is kind of an art, post back if you need some advice.

This looks like a fairly new install and my first advice would be to call the contractor. The backsplash behind the faucet doesn't look to be caulked properly and this is inviting trouble.

Water will find it's way through the tiniest of cracks and can do significant damage over time.
 
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Thank you both for the quick reply! How do I remove the handle? I think the backsplash is caulked - I will double check. Thank you!
 
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With a small, flat blade screw driver carefully pry up on the little button on top of the knob. Underneath you should see a screw. Remove that and the handle should lift straight up.
 
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