Faucet Washer Leakage and Faucet Valve Leakage Solutions
Faucet can be said to be the hardware that every family must have, wash dish, bath to wait to can use commonly. But believe a lot of people can encounter the phenomenon that faucet causes water leakage because of all sorts of fittings damage, especially a lot of times faucet valve and washer are easy to damage, often can cause the situation that faucet appears water leakage, think the people that encounters this kind of situation must want to solve the problem that faucet leaks because of these reasons in time. In this post, we will analyze the causes of a leakage faucet and show you how to fix it.
What if the faucet valve leaks?
- Turn off the main water supply switch first of course. Then open the screw cover on the faucet handle and remove the handle to expose the Phillips screw. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the handle and set it aside to expose the spool assembly. Turn counterclockwise with a wrench or pliers to remove the spool assembly.
- Then remove the spool assembly carefully, taking care not to damage the parts and check the spool for damage.3. If it is not damaged, it is because the parts are loose and cannot seal. Now that you can see its construction, take the skin gasket and add it between the spool plastic seal (red ring) and the spool to increase the tightness of its contact.
- Then the faucet parts in accordance with the original order of assembly, and now there is a skin cushion ring skin cushion in it, combined with a good spool after increasing tightness.
How to fix a leaky faucet
- Turn off the water supply and remove the small screw above or behind the faucet handle that secures the handle to the faucet body. Some of the screws are hidden under metal buttons, plastic buttons, or plastic tabs that can snap or screw into the handle. Just open the button to see the top handle screw.
- Remove the handle and inspect each part of the faucet. Use pliers or an adjustable wrench to remove the packing nut. Be careful not to leave scratches in the metal. Unscrew the spool or shaft by turning it in the same direction as when you opened the faucet.
- Remove the screws holding the washers in place. If necessary, use penetrating oil to loosen the screws. Inspect the screws and spool and replace with new ones if they are damaged. Replace the old washer with an identical new one. A new washer that fits the old washer almost exactly will usually keep the faucet from dripping.
- Reinstall the parts in the faucet by attaching the new washer to the spool. Turn the spool clockwise. Once the spool is in place, reinstall the seal nut. Take care not to leave scratches in the metal. Then turn it on and check.