How Do Bad O Rings Come About?
The O rings sit in the cracks and crevices between parts in your faucet to keep water sealed in. Over time, they may wear and tear, and eventually begin to crack themselves. With a bad O ring, water can leak out of your faucet through those cracks.
How to Check For a Bad O Ring
Using a towel or dry cloth, wipe down the counter and area around the faucet so that there's no water left on the surface.
Turn the faucet on and look closely for water leaking around the spout and handle areas. If it's leaking from the side of the faucet, there's an issue with the O-rings.
If the O-ring seems fine, consider other causes of leaky faucets.
What To Do If You Have Bad O Rings?
If you’ve confirmed that you have bad O rings, you'll need to replace them with new ones that can seal in the leak.
If replacing them didn’t work and your faucet's still leaking, you’re likely dealing with a larger problem that calls for a plumber's expertise. You can reach out to our Remote Assist expert for a virtual diagnosis!
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