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When I turn on the hot or cold faucet the water spout on the basin appears to leak water into the cabinet. The water drips from the T-bar assembly underneath. What is the best way of tackling this problem?

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Can you get a picture of the assembly? It would make a distance diagnosis a whole lot easier. –  ChrisF Aug 22 '11 at 11:37
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To solve any leak, you have to track it back to its source, not the destination.

Depending on the type of sink, it could be as easy as replacing a bad connection and adding some fresh teflon tape. Had it been only the hot or cold, you would have a chance that it's a bad valve, but with separate handles, the odds of both failing simultaneously are pretty slim. Worst case could require replacing the entire faucet.

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I figure the source of the leak is the spout in the middle as the hot and cold handles either side of it aren't leaking. Both the hot and cold water make it to the spout unhindered but while the water is coming out of the spout into the bowl it is also coming out of the spout base which is located inside the cabinet under the bowl. –  Sue Aug 22 '11 at 17:09
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