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 Faucet Leaking from Spout
Author: doesn't stop (NY)


I replaced a compression cartridge and seat for Gerber Classic two faucet without a sprayer. Leak continues from spout, even with handle in off position.

It is a very basic faucet. It is very difficult to find references to Gerber Classic Faucets. It is what has been in my apartment for at 12 years +.

I did struggle to remove the seat. I don't believe I did any damage, but who knows?

Is it possible the seat is not sitting correctly? I don't want to over tighten the stem valve, which make the handle resistant to turning on and off. Could I have a faulty new stem valve? Do I have to use silicone grease on it?

Any thoughts would be welcomed. Thanks in advance.

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 Re: Faucet Leaking from Spout
Author: steve (CA)

Did you replace both cartridges and seats?

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 Re: Faucet Leaking from Spout
Author: packy (MA)

some say no, but i always use just one wrap of teflon tape on the seat threads.

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 Re: Faucet Leaking from Spout
Author: doesn't stop (NY)

I replaced both stems, but only the hot water seat. The hot water was leaking. A maintenance person for my building, tightened the new stem too much, then the faucet handle was so tight, I could barely turn the hot water on and off. When I loosened the stem the leak at the bottom of the handle was there. Then I changed the seat. Now the hot water continues to drip from the spout.

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 Re: Faucet Leaking from Spout
Author: bernabeu (SC)

tighten the seat a little more


"Measure Twice & Cut Once" - Retired U.A. Local 1 & 638

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 Thank you so much clap
Author: doesn't stop (NY)

Thank you. I took out the seat and stem. Brushed out the inside where they are placed. Added silicone grease to the threads. Put both back and tightened a little more. The leak stopped. I'm so appreciative to all who gave me ideas.

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