I have a weird problem with an American Standard cartridge-type
kitchen faucet. I can't seem to find a middle ground for tightening
the faucet assembly in the base. In order to prevent the entire
cartridge housing from turning when I attempt to swivel the spigot, I
have to tighten the mounting nut so much that it then takes a lot of
force to swivel the spigot. However, if I leave the mounting nut any
less tight, the entire faucet body turns freely in the base. It seems
like there should be a way to lock the cartridge housing to prevent it
from turning, while allowing the spigot to swivel more freely. I've
tried applying a couple different lubricants at the joints, but with
no success. Has anyone encountered this problem and conquered it? Many
thanks, Greg in California
On 05/07/04 email@example.com (Greg) writes in part:
success. Has anyone encountered this problem and
What lubricants are you using?
Any lubricant with petroleum in it will damage the o-rings that seal the spout
to the faucet body exacerbating the problem.
We strongly suggest a paste type silicone lubricant. The spout should swing
smoothly. It will need to be reapplied from time to time to keep the action
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