Leaky Kitchen Spout

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by north66, Sep 27, 2004.

  1. north66

    north66 New Member

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    Hi all-
    I'm having a problem with the Spout of the Kitchen Faucet (Delta 'Lever' Faucet).

    When the water is on, the base of the spout leaks. When water pressure is increased the spout actually falls off.

    The washer looks (in the spout) looks fine. I think the thread on the part were the spout attached to the faucet has worn down, but I'm not sure.

    I've tried replacing the washer, and taping up the spout with Teflon tape, but I still have the same problem. (I'm a total plumbing newbie, so go easy on me ;)

    Any help would be apreciated.

    Thanks :)
  2. LonnythePlumber

    LonnythePlumber Plumber, Contractor, Attorney

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    Aerator

    I hope you are referring to the aerator because your spout talk is giving me a headache. Spout's don't fall off and get reattached with teflon tape. The spout is about 8" long and comes from the lever handle to the end where the water comes out. The aerator is about 3/4" across and high and screws into the end of the spout.
    If your are referring to the aerator then you may be missing a part in the screens or your washer is too thin. You can buy new aerators with all the parts. Spring-Flo is excellent and will make your faucet run better than new.
  3. north66

    north66 New Member

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    *laughs*

    Thanks Lonny! I'm sorry, I didn't mean to give you a headache. Yes, I did mean aerator. Man, I feel like a knob. :eek:

    I will check out Spring-Flo. Thanks again.
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