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Faucet Repair- Kohler Single handle

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I have a single handle kitchen faucet(Kohler K-10412) that is about 18months old and it's now leaking from the spout on the main body. The area in question is circled. Any tips.

post #2 of 13
Cartridge thingy gone bad.
Shut off the water, disassemble, and take the bad part to a plumbing supply house for a new one.

Best guess from a picture
post #3 of 13
Just so you know...

KOHLER® Faucet Lifetime Limited Warranty
Kohler Co. warrants its faucets manufactured after January 1, 1997, to be leak and drip free during normal residential use for as long as the original consumer purchaser owns his or her home. If the faucet should leak or drip during normal use, Kohler Co. will, free of charge, mail to the purchaser the cartridge necessary to put the faucet in good working condition. This warranty applies only to Kohler Faucets installed in the United States of America, Canada or Mexico (North America).


And you could always call them at 1-800-4KOHLER (1-800-456-4537)

< Edit. No comm. sites. Ben >
post #4 of 13
pretty easy repair

kit comes with an allen wrench

you might have to pry up a couple of rubber plugs
post #5 of 13
Is that a Home Depot Kohler?
If so, I think you need their kit.
post #6 of 13
Arno hit it on the head--life time warranty.

I don't think it is the cartridge because the leak would be at the spout. I think it is the "o" ring. If it is,just remember to put plumbers grease on the new one before you put it in.
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the reminder on the warranty. I'll give them a call. I bought it through Amazon so I don't know if it's the same one as HD.
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by canyondiver View Post
Is that a Home Depot Kohler?
If so, I think you need their kit.



Bingo, I would bet the Amazon one is the HD special as well. You might be better off going to a plumbing supply house and buying a new one. The faucets you get from Homies are not the same stuff that you get from a supply house.
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by Nitro882 View Post
Bingo, The faucets you get from Homies are not the same stuff that you get from a supply house.


I'll second that. Homies are cheaper quality but may look the same.
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
Sidenote, I had to replace the drain stem on this sink this past weekend and I went to Homies. The only piece they had was an inch short and when I picked it up I almost bent the tube in half without trying. I am amazed that they can sell such crap. I went to a local place next and guess what, he had exactly what I needed. I was kicking myself for that one. This was when I noticed the leak on the faucet.
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by Nitro882 View Post
Bingo, I would bet the Amazon one is the HD special as well. You might be better off going to a plumbing supply house and buying a new one. The faucets you get from Homies are not the same stuff that you get from a supply house.


I would avoid the bigbox stores on all plumbing fixtures, valves, trim kits, etc.. It may look similar to the ones in the plumbing supply house but it isn't. I learned the hard way a few years ago.
post #12 of 13
Check that cap between the body and spigot you have circled in red where it leaks for tightness. I used to have a Homey's Delta (complete crap) that loosened there all the time.
post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 
I took the faucet apart yesterday and everything looked fine so I just added some plumbers grease around the 2 o-rings and now it's fine. Not a lot of grease just a little above and below the rings. I guess the grease that was on there went somewhere.
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