A kitchen faucet leaks for a variety of reasons. Learning how to repair a kitchen faucet leak is a simple matter of finding out where the leaking water is originating from. If the water leak is coming from an old gasket or seal, then the leak may be easily fixed with a new gasket or seal. You will have to disassemble the kitchen faucet to get to the inside seals. Access is usually through the kitchen faucet handles by way of a screw. The screw may be covered by a cap on top of the faucet handle. If there is a cap, most just pop right out with the help of a flat head screwdriver. Some faucet caps just screw off. The insides of kitchen faucets vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, but most kitchen faucets should be pretty simple to disassemble just by looking at them. Once you find & remove the leaking seal or gasket from your kitchen faucet, take it with you to a plumbing supply or hardware store to find a suitable replacement. If the leak from your kitchen faucet is coming from underneath the sink, then chances are that your leak is due to a bad seal with your plumbing pipes. If you have CPVC pipes, you can easily replace the CPVC pipe and CPVC adapter that attaches at the base of the faucet to get a good seal. Some leaks can be fixed by simply tightening down a nut that has worked its way loose over time. Try to lightly tighten down any nuts to see if that is where your leaky faucet problem lies. Should you need any help other than learning how to repair your kitchen faucet, be sure to check out some of our other helpful DIY guides throughout our website.
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