Troubleshooting

Tips for Troubleshooting Your Faucet Repair

STYLE PROBLEM CAUSE SOLUTION
Stem-type Faucet Water drips from faucet spout Worn or damaged seat washer Replace
Corroded or worn seat Regrind/Replace
Worn or damaged stem washer Replace
Worn stem Replace
Worn stem diaphragm Replace
Water leaks from handle Worn or damaged “O” rings Replace
Worn stem packing Replace
Ball-type Faucet Water drips from faucet spout Worn or damaged seats Replace
Weak springs Replace
Worn or damaged ball Replace
Water leaks from handle Worn cam Replace
Worn cam seal Replace
Loose or damaged adusting ring Tighten if loose, replace if damaged
Water leaks at base of spout Worn or damaged “O” rings Replace
Cartridge Faucet Water drips from faucet spout Worn or damaged “O” rings Replace
Corroded or worn cartridge Replace
Water leaks from handle Worn or damaged “O” rings Replace
Disc Faucet Water leaks from spout or handle Worn or damaged disc seals Replace
Stem-type Faucet Faucet “chatters” or “squeals” when used Loose or damaged stem screw Tighten or replace
Loose stem Tighten
Worn stem washer Replace