Broken Kitchen Faucet
LESLIE: Alright. Time to talk dishwashers with Marcia. Tell us what’s going on at your money pit.
MARCIA: Hi. I really love you guys’ show.
TOM: Thank you.
MARCIA: I bought a portable dishwasher and I also got a new sink and a faucet put in. And the gentleman that put it in for me told me, “This is a cheap faucet, isn’t it?” And I said, “Well, yeah, kind of.” And so, it didn’t last very long and the dishwasher has broken the faucet and I want to know how to rectify this problem and what I need to do. And I don’t understand why it broke it.
TOM: Well, when you connect a portable dishwasher to a faucet, usually you have a special faucet aerator, is that correct? That’s like the sort of the valve on the end. So is it just that part that’s broken or is the faucet itself that’s broken?
MARCIA: It’s the faucet itself. And he told me that, too. He said it’ll probably break at the inside of it and I really didn’t understand what he was talking about.
TOM: Just because of the weight of the dishwasher line hanging off the end of the spout and that kind of stuff?
LESLIE: And maybe any movement.
TOM: Yeah. Why don’t you just replace the faucet?
MARCIA: OK. So I can just go – do I have to buy a certain faucet?
TOM: You know what? You can probably repair this faucet but it wouldn’t be worth it because you’d have to – you’d have a hard time finding the parts, most likely. You can buy a good-quality kitchen faucet for probably, I don’t know, $20, $30 at a home center.
MARCIA: OK. Just get a new faucet then.
MARCIA: OK. Well, thank you.
TOM: Good luck with that project. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.