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Why is my Artos F701-1 faucet leaking from under the handle?

Addressing Leaking Beneath the Handle of Your Artos F701-1 Faucet

If you've noticed leakage under the handle of your Artos F701-1 lavatory faucet, it's likely due to one of two reasons. Here's what you can do to rectify the issue:

Loose Cartridge Securing Nut

Begin by checking whether the cartridge securing nut is properly fastened. Consult the diagram in the following link: F701-1 Parts Breakdown. Utilize a wrench to ensure the tightness of part #5.

Calcium Buildup on Cartridge Seating

Over time, the presence of hard water can lead to calcium buildup on the cartridge seating. To address this, follow these steps:

  1. Disassemble parts 1-6.
  2. Thoroughly cleanse the cartridge seating.
  3. Perform a comprehensive faucet flush.
  4. Reassemble parts 1-6, ensuring a secure fit.

By attending to these potential causes, you can effectively tackle the leaking issue beneath the handle of your Artos F701-1 faucet.

Updated on 24 Aug 2023