Faucet is the synonym of Tab. Most US citizens call it a Faucet where English know it as Tab. So faucet is a common item in our house which is used many times in a day. For this, it is a normal issue that faucet can make trouble. Some problems can be fixed by yourself and some problems need to a skilled plumber. Here we will provide some techniques like how to fix a leaky faucet.
How to Fix a Leaky Faucet
To fix a faucet you need pliers, slip joint pliers, Channel-lock pliers, Allen wrench, O-ring seals, a Four-in-One screwdriver, and a faucet repair kit.
There are a lot of parts in this type of faucet. So it is tough to find out the specific cause of the leak. In this case, find out the dispute section. If it is inside problem then you have to open it. For this, you can use a screwdriver or knife. Now open the index cover of the faucet. Then unplug the faucet handle. To open can and collar use pliers which is adjustable. Now you need some special tools which are made for faucets like the faucet-repair kit. Take the faucet cam, rotating ball, and cam washer. Here you see some elements like springs, rubber seats and take them. To repair it you have to need a new rubber seat and spring.
Firstly set the first pair of rubber seats and spring at lower inside the faucet. After setting the first pair then the second pair. And place all elements like before.
Ceramic-disk Faucet is better than other faucets. The percentage of developing leaks is low. But lots of use can damage its part which can develop a leak. So you need to repair it.
Firstly, turn off the water supply from the valve which is located under or lower of the faucet. Now lose it with a screwdriver. But you have to remember that your shining faucet can get screech. For this, you have to be careful. Now remove the handle of the faucet. Sometimes it is difficult to remove the handle because of not seeing the screw. In that case, you can search under the faucet. To reach the ceramic cartridge you have to open the decorative cap. Now you can easily lose the cartridge. To lose the cartridge, you can use a groove-joint plier. Now take off the cartridge. To clean the inside of the cartridge remove the seals and brush it. Remove the O-ring and coat it with silicone grease.
Now place the O-ring and after it then cartridge. Take the decorative cap and set it in its place. Now take Allen wrench to set the handle.
How to Fix leaky faucet single handle?
To fix the leaky faucet single handle you need some tools like an Allen wrench, screwdriver, smooth pliers, cleaner.
Firstly, turn off the water supply from the valve. Then take off the faucet handle with a knife or strong thin leaves. Now lose the cam nut then open the revealed plastic. Then find out the slotted nut and take off it. To open the retainer nut you can use a wrench. Now take off the cam gasket and plastic cam. After removing them, the ball can be seen. Take off the ball from the faucet. After that, you will see the rubber seals and springs. To open the rubber seals and springs you have to be careful. You can use a thin knife. Now clean inside the faucet with cleaner. Take a pair of rubber seats and spring.
Now install it in the lower part of the faucet. After placing the rubber seat and spring then place the ball. Now take the handle and screwdriver to place the faucet handle.
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