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Old 10-06-2011, 03:22 PM   #1
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Faucet handle just turns and turns.


Hello. I have a kitchen faucet with two handles that mounts vertically through my vintage sink. The hot water handle started to turn beyond normal to turn off the hot water this morning. After a few uses, it basically spins and spins. I can effect shut off by putting some pressure on the handle but this will be short-lived, I am sure. It is easy enough to replace the whole faucet but I wondered if I could possibly do a repair on the handle?
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:35 PM   #2
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Faucet handle just turns and turns.


Possibly the handle isn't engaging the stem because the threads are worn. Pop the handle off, flip it upside down and see if the threads are shot.

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Old 10-06-2011, 07:07 PM   #3
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My son seems to have fixed it and I still can't understand how. He just turned it and turned it clockwise until it was tight again and now it is fine. I have no idea how it got "untight" but there it is. Thank you for your response. I appreciate it.
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