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Sycamore Inn 10-02-2011 01:09 AM

Kitchen Faucet Is Leaking
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Hi ~
Attached is a photo of my kitchen faucet with a pull out sprayer. I noticed water is dripping underneath the sink and it appears the faucet is leaking from the stem. I think that is the correct name. You can see the water stain in the photo around the stem. I was told the seal is worn out and it can be replaced.

Can this seal be replaced or do I need to replace the entire faucet? I don't want to replace the faucet right now until I upgrade the sink. A friend was helping me today but he was not sure if the faucet could be disassembled. He was trying to remove the faucet lever first with an Allen wrench and was having a hard time finding a wrench that fit.

Your thoughts?


oh'mike 10-02-2011 07:58 AM

Yes that can be rebuilt---Remove the handle---Turn off the water to the faucet----Remove the cap nut --pull out the cartridge---clean the valve body with some fine sand paper--lubricate the opening --add your new cartridge--cap nut and handle---

What brand is it?

Sycamore Inn 10-02-2011 08:17 AM

Brand is American Standard I assume I can purchase the replacement cartridge at Home Depot?? Does the faucet have a seal that requires replacement or the entire cartridge?


oh'mike 10-02-2011 08:25 AM

You are in trouble----Finding American Standard parts is damn near impossible---Get on the phone before you waste any gas----Sorry---Even my plumbing supply house will not deal with American Standard.

oh'mike 10-02-2011 08:38 AM

This post is from yesterday---Leaky American Standard Connoisseur Faucet - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom

Alan 10-02-2011 10:37 AM


Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 740120)
Even my plumbing supply house will not deal with American Standard.

Tee hee. ....... Ours sells it. You think they carry replacement parts for older stuff? ? ? :P

Sycamore Inn 10-02-2011 11:09 AM

Looks like you can find the part here:

Sycamore Inn 10-03-2011 10:22 AM

FYI - American Standard has a lifetime warranty on their faucets. I just spoke with the rep and she is sending me the cartridge and o-ring at no charge. If that does not fix the faucet then they will send me a new faucet - at no charge. The replacement part website is

oh'mike 10-03-2011 07:36 PM

Thanks for the link-----and let us know how the service is after you parts arrive---

mrfix 10-08-2011 01:22 AM

Hello Barbara

please visit the following link: you will find the faucet model number 6310 and some Installation sheets as well as some repair parts diagrams in the following link: the fix is easy...but need to be done step by step / the repair parts diagram will help making the fix / . Basically: 1) remove the level, 2) remove the escutcheon cap, 3) replace the cartridg with seals and the o /ring (provided by AMSTD), it is pretty straight forward when following the diagram. Good luck

Sycamore Inn 10-08-2011 04:27 PM

Thanks. You're right that's the model number. The rep sent me the installation instructions and parts design via an attachment. She is also sending me the install kit with the allen wrench in addition to the cartridge and the o-ring. I hope this solves my leak :detective:

Sycamore Inn 10-08-2011 05:12 PM

Fed Ex just delivered my parts - o-ring, button and screw set, and the cartridge. Not sure that I want to attempt this myself but I guess I could give it a try. :icon_cool:

oh'mike 10-08-2011 06:08 PM

We are all still here if you have questions---Best luck--Mike--

Sycamore Inn 10-09-2011 12:04 PM

Hi ~
Ok I am trying diligently to get this handle screw loose with the allen wrench. It feels like the screw is stripped. Now what?

Mark Potter 10-09-2011 12:20 PM


Originally Posted by Sycamore Inn
Hi ~
Ok I am trying diligently to get this handle screw loose with the allen wrench. It feels like the screw is stripped. Now what?

If the screw is stripped then return the part u ordered and get new faucet cuz unless u drill the screw out not going to be the same trying to get a similar screw in
It's better to change out any faucet unless it's just the aerator it's just not worth the hassle.

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