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meanlady

03:03PM | 11/14/07
Member Since: 11/13/07
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My kitchen faucet was leaking only when the water was running and only when the faucet is turned to a specific location. The leak was coming from underneath the handle. I'm no plumber, but after hours of online research and what wimpy tools I had, I was able to take the thing apart and fix the leak. The leak stopped. Yay!! But now there's a new problem... When I go to turn on the faucet, the handle is very tight and takes much effort to pull up/down (on/off) and left/right (hot/cold). Boo!! This doesn't bother me so much, but I think that this can't be good for the faucet since it feels like the action of turning on the faucet is going against its will.

Anyone have a clue what I did wrong? I did turn the mounting nut as tight as I could, thinking that this was causing the leak. Is it possible that I turned it too tight?

Any suggestions, thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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