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Old 10-06-2011, 02:22 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?
Thanks for any help on this.


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Old 10-06-2011, 03:35 PM   #2
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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, 06:07 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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