You may've had the spigot too tight to begin with. I've noticed that if the seal is squeezing out from it's normal sealing area,it's too tight & will leak. Also,if the handle isn't quite in the right spot,some will leak. I no longer have those problems,having learned these 2 things. And all my FV's & bottling buckets have spigots.
Everything works if ya let it-Roady(meatloaf)