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Old 10-01-2011, 09:20 AM   #1
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Hi all,
I've got an American Standard Connoisseur faucet in my kitchen. When the faucet is on it leaks up from between the spout and the handle. The amount varies, and it also changes if you move the spout back and forth while the faucet is on. I'm guessing a new spout seal kit, cartridge, or spacer with o-rings are needed, but I hate to just throw parts at it and spend more money than necessary. Any ideas on what it might be?

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Old 10-01-2011, 09:27 AM   #2
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Most likely the cartridge---Good luck finding parts---American Standard is seldom repaired and few places stock parts.

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Old 10-01-2011, 11:18 AM   #3
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Yea I'm not the original owner so no warranty parts for me. The guy I talked to at the big box store said they don't stock American Standard parts because there isn't any money in it due to the warranty. American Standard sells the parts direct, and there is a place on-line to order them from. Would you suggest I do the spout seal kit (the o-rings around the cartridge) at the same time as the cartridge? For what the parts cost I'm almost leaning toward just getting a new faucet.
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I'd simply replace it,too.

A customer of mine has a similar situation---American Standards customer service and parts is stink-o

He gave up after numerous calls and bought a new Moen.

By the way---the parts for Moen and Delta are stocked at the Depot and those parts are free from the makers---the sad truth is that American Standard is disposable---Mike---
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the sad truth is that American Standard is disposable---Mike---
I think you mean SOUTH American Standard.

I hate to say it, because I just bought an old house with 2 american standard cadet 3 toilets, and an american standard tub shower valve in an exterior wall.

I've pulled countless toilets out of boxes and found them to be anywhere from 1/8 to 3/8 out at the base of the bowl. 1/8 isnt' that bad, but 3/8 of caulking on one side is an eyesore. We recently repaired an old A/S shower valve for someone, and the lack of availability on parts was shocking. Once we finally got it it was somewhere in the realm of 100 bucks for a stinking cartridge.

So far, for the money, Moen is my favorite. Delta second. If price was no object, i'd go Kohler.
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:05 PM   #6
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It seems that the correct RP's to fix the faucet are:

060343-0070A,
SPACER WITHO-RINGS. 023603-0070A, CARTRIDGE SCREWS and


023529-0070A


CARTRIDGE. But first check if the cartridge is well tighteneed. If the spout moves and is leaking from the middle section of the body...the cartridge is not completed tighteneed.

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Im having the same problem, I think its the spout o rings... but how in the blazes do you remove the spout without damaging it!? I have the cartridge out... but the spout wont budge!
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This is an old thread from 2011. Best to start a new thread if you want quick and better answers. Members just scroll to next post when they see an old start date.

Sadly, as suggested above, it' s probably a throw away.

Click on link above and see if the manufacturer can be of assistance.
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Im having the same problem, I think its the spout o rings... but how in the blazes do you remove the spout without damaging it!? I have the cartridge out... but the spout wont budge!
Pull hard upward it will come off once you have all removed above the spout.

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