Little screw on top of faucet

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Little screw on top of faucet

Last year I bought Vigo Blackstonian single hand faucet. Just few days ago it started to leak a bit and I noticed that the leak comes from the top of the hand.
There I found a small hex screw that didn't seem to hold anything....it was more like it is used as a stopper.

Anyhow.... I cut a small piece of tape and screw it back in as far as it would go and now there is no more leak.

Just curious what is this screw, what is its function and how likely it is to get lose again...alternatively, would it be OK to apply a drop of silicon to keep it in place ?

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Old 08-24-16, 06:49 PM
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Difficult to visualize and their website doesn't show that. Can you post a picture of the screw?
 
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I am showing the picture of where the screw is behind that little cap....the screw is actually inside and almost impossible to take picture of.
So I am also attaching a picture I found on the net of identical type of screws....

So again; once you pull off that small cap, you can use hex key to adjust the screw....or to completely remove it.

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Looks like the set screw that keeps the handle from pulling straight off. It probable screws onto the cartridge. If it's leaking, its probably the cartridge that needs repaired or replaced.

https://www.manualshelf.com/manual/v...sh/page-4.html

The manual says to remove the cartridge, wash and reinstall.
 
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so in fact that was the screw to remove the handle and access the cartridge....I just thought it was for something else as it was very hard to pull the handle off even after the screw was removed.

BTW.... the cartridge was defective.
 
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