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    Hello,

    I have a Delta faucet that was leaking at the hot water stem - replacing the O rings fixed that problem. However, I now see that water is also leaking out from under the base plate whenever the hot or cold tap is opened. I suspect this means the faucet is shot. Could someone please confirm this before I go out and buy a new one? Thanks for your help,

    regards,

    Dave

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    There are two O-rings under the barrel of the spout.
    Turn the water off, and replace those O-rings. I use a little plumber's grease or petroleum jelly for lube on them.
    Mike

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    Hi Mike,

    Thanks for your reply, however I wasn't clear about the type of faucet.

    I think you're referring to a swivel spout that is commonly used in a kitchen. What I have here is a plain jane bathroom sink faucet with separate hot and cold handles and a single fixed spout. When either hot or cold is turned on, water seeps out from under the base.

    regards,

    Dave

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    check the airater as leaking running down in side the faucet body if not
    replace it you be much happier in the long run.

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    You may not have completely tightened down the stems when you replaced the seals.
    If thats not it, there's a leak inside the faucet and it's time to get a new one, they aren't too expensive.
    "The biggest regrets we have in life are the chances we never took."

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    You may not have completely tightened down the stems when you replaced the seals. If thats not it, there's a leak inside the faucet and it's time to get a new one, they aren't too expensive.

    It must be the latter, I did sort of suspect that, so I'll just go ahead and replace it. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions.

    regards,

    Dave

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    Hello cwhyu2,

    Sorry for the slow reply, I’ve been away.

    Your advice about the aerator turned out to be correct! I had a closer look, and that's where the water was coming from. I removed the aerator and guess what? – the washer was missing. I had an O ring that “almost” fit, and that helped a lot, but didn’t completely stop the leak A trip to the hardware store for a replacement and voila – problem fixed! Thanks again for your suggestion.

    Regards,

    DaveU

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