The faucet friction ring is an integral part of your faucet’s leak-prevention system. These flat washers serve to prevent leaking by providing a complete seal. When they wear with age, and break down, the seal they provide is compromised, and your faucet starts to leak. If a leaky faucet is driving you crazy in your home, consider replacing your faucet friction ring! It could save you the time, money and hassle of replacing your faucet entirely.