Kitchen faucets have one or more o-rings to prevent water from leaking out around the spout base. If the O-ring wears out, you’ll see water at the base of the spout every time you turn on the water. This tool breaks down the faucet parts, what is the plumbing issue, and “How to” fix.
Water drips from faucet base
Water drips from faucet spout
Water leaks from handle base
Stem or Cartridge
Tip 1: Dry out the water from around the faucet base. Turn on the water and observe if the water is leaking from around the base of the faucet or the top of the sink.
Tip 2: Avoid scratching the finish on your faucet. Wrap a soft cloth around the faucet base to protect the finish while you are using your tools or use a strap wrench.
Tip 3: Cover the sink drain with a strainer basket or cloth to avoid losing small parts down the drain.