There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of different kitchen faucet makes and models that available today. This can be fun and exciting when your shopping for a faucet but can be equally overwhelming and confusing if you need to repair one.
Mechanically speaking, there are basically two types of kitchen sink faucets:
- Washer type faucets (also called compression)
- Washer-less faucets
Today, you are going to learn about how to repair a leaking kitchen faucet that has a washer. Washer type faucets come with a rubber washer that seals against a valve seat. When the rubber washer hardens, or wears out, or the seat itself wears down, this can often cause the faucet to leak. You can tighten the faucet which may slow down or even stop the leakage, but it can also cause internal damage that may result in having to buy a new kitchen sink faucet.
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