Just picked up a new kettle. Assembled it and ran a water test on it. It came with some teflon tape, and I put that on. But it has a consistent dripping leak. Should I just load some more teflon tape on it? Or does anyone have some good solutions?

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Reapply Teflon tape. As counterintuitive as it sounds, check to make sure the bulkhead isn't overtightened; it can cause gaskets to leak.

  • Be generous with the tape, and always remember to wrap it in the proper direction (i.e. so that screwing in the valve won't peel it out of the thread).
    – Glasseyed
    Apr 23, 2015 at 13:35

I usually use teflon tape to keep these from leaking.

Another possibility is the gasket (sometimes a silicone o-ring), which may not be sitting flush against the kettle. This may need changing.

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