Price Pfister 34 Series Kitchen Faucet

I would appreciate hearing if folks think this is high maintenance and high cost of parts or about right....
I installed a Price-Pfister 34 Series single-control kitchen faucet about 6-7 years ago. All the ones shown on this page are the actually the same model.... I just uploaded it to alt.binaries.maps. (Couldn't find anything relevant to plumbing and no one much uses this newsgroup.)
Original URL is ....
http://parts.bdhhi.com/partscatalog_search_md_sku.aspx?category=sprayersidespray&style=solid+metal+lever&finish=polished+chrome
The spout has been hard to move side to side for a year or more (likely o-ring problem - $1.35 each for two thru Price-Pfister. I can live with this price). Already replaced it once before.
Then tonight, the spray nozzle stopped working. The website says cost of replacement part is $24 - kind of on the high side, I'd say. Especially since we have given this faucet extremely light use and rarely even used the sprayer.
For comparison, I have other higher use fixtures in the bathrooms in the house, installed about the same time, which are Moen and Delta, and I have not had one single problem or had to replace anything in them, including rubber parts, since they were installed 6-7 years ago.
Then I noticed that PricePfister is a Black & Decker company..... oh, great. Considering that I have owned several B&D small power tools and none of them have worked longer than 3 months without a design defect problem. Thank goodness for Home Depot's sympathetic return policy!
Thanks in advance.
Fred
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http://parts.bdhhi.com/partscatalog_search_md_sku.aspx?category=sprayersides pray&style=solid+metal+lever&finish=polished+chrome
Price-Pfister is supposed to have life time warranty. I have the same or similar facet and have the same problem with the swing. I've replaced the "O" rings a couple of times (free of charge). I've tried a number of different lubricants but none really work that great. One problem is the washing away by water. So I now use a water pump grease which used to be used on tractors years ago. It resists washing but is not as effective as a lubricant as others I've tried. I complained about the problem to the supplier but he had no real solution.

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Is your water very hard? Take it off and let it soak in vinegar for several hours or over night.

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i use delta and kohler

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<< I installed a Price-Pfister 34 Series single-control kitchen faucet about 6-7 years ago >>
Congratulations. You got over five more years of use from yours than I did from mine. Replaced it with the cheapest Kohler then available (not a single control, though) which hasn't needed any attemtion at all for several years. If you have exceptionally high mineral water, CLR works well on spray nozzles. HTH
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