I have a single-handle Peerless faucet in my kitchen. It has a
persistent drip that I've attempted to fix a couple times. The drip
is out of the faucet end (aerator) itself, not from around the base or
handles. I have replaced the seats and springs twice, and the ball
assembly and diverter another time. After each attempt, the faucet
doesn't leak for the first five or so usages, then the leak returns.
The faucet leaks if the handle is in its normal "off" position (bottom
center), but if I maneuver the handle a little up and left, the drip
Based on that behavior, I think that maybe something is shifting,
loosening, or becoming unseated. Do I need to start replacing
gaskets, or am I missing something here? What can cause this
behavior, and how can I fix it once and for all?