Pinhole leak in kitchen faucet

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  1. Dec 9, 2019 #1

    Psanoja

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    Hi, I installed a new faucet in my kitchen sink about two years ago. This weekend I noticed that it has a tiny pinhole leak in one of the sides. Curiously, I replaced the previous faucet left by the previous owners which had several such pinhole leaks on exactly the same side of the faucet. Is there any reason why only the kitchen faucet will develop these leaks? My water pressure is above normal, I know that, but why only the kitchen faucet and why on that side?
     
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    Do you drape a bleach soaked cloth over that one spot?
     
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    No. And the faucet I bought was a good quality one. I ended up spraying some Flex Seal and that stopped the leak, but that is not a fix. If this keeps up, at this rate, changing faucets every two or three years will break the bank..
     
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    If you purchased a quality faucet, what is the brand and model#?

    I have purchased and installed PF, DELTA, MOEN as well as several solid brass and when they have issues, I deal with the MFG and they replace the parts, generally at no cost.
     
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    Send a pic of what part has a pinhole leak.
    I can only imagine it is somewhere underneath.
    But wherever, describe the exact spot.

    And yes, it should be under warranty, probably lifetime.
     
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  7. Dec 14, 2019 #7

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    That defect is covered by warranty, unless you bought some cheapo brand from China with no customer service.
    I have never seen a leak like that, that metal there is very thick.
    It should last for decades.
    Talk to the manufacturer customer service number, they will probably send you a new faucet.
    Hope you have the receipt, or sometimes they will accept a credit card statement if it lists the item on it.
    Sometimes just a picture like you posted here is all they want to see, to verify the problem.
    They will want a wider frame pic showing it is their faucet.
     
  8. Dec 14, 2019 #8

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    Yeah, that shouldn’t happen. But if it’s happened twice now in close succession then it makes me wonder about your water quality or some other underlying condition. You may want to consider having your water tested by a reputable company, not by the people that knock on your door looking to sell you a water filter but an actual analysis and interpretation of the results. Is this limited only to your kitchen sink or do other fixtures have a short lifespan also?
     

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