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How To Fix A Leaky Faucet

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Leaky faucets are annoying. If it’s a small leak, it’s easy to deal with. If you catch the water in a small basin, you can handle it for a short time. If it’s a big leak, it will waste a lot of water. If you understand how to fix a leaky faucet, check the general first to determine if it can be repaired, and if not, get it repaired directly from the master. Here is how to repair a leaky faucet.

1. A leaky faucet can cause a lot of waste of water and inconvenience to life. In fact, the structure of the faucet is very simple. Generally speaking, just replace a new faucet, the internal shaft gasket, or triangular seal ring and other gasket parts can be a good solution to the problem of leaking water.

2. If the faucet interface is leaking, the main cause is damage to the waterproof tape used to secure the faucet’s fixing screws. You need to use a wrench to remove the faucet, in the place of the fixed screws to re-roll a new waterproof tape.

Second, the faucet leak repair steps

1. The faucets are usually push-button faucets. As an example, I will briefly explain how to repair a leaky faucet with a push-button faucet. Prepare the tools first, including hand pliers, screwdriver, penetrating lubricant, adjustable wrench and the washer to be replaced. Wait.

2. Close the water inlet valve.

(1) Remove the small screw above or behind the faucet handle first, then remove the handle that secures it to the faucet body. Some of the screws are hidden under metal buttons, plastic buttons, or plastic tabs. These buttons or plastic tabs snap into or screw into the handle.

(2) As soon as you open the button, you will see the handle screws installed. If necessary, use some WD-40 size penetrating lubricant to loosen the screws for easy removal.

3. Remove the handle.

(1) Use large carp pliers or adjustable wrench to remove the packing nut. Do not leave scratches in the metal as this may accelerate oxidation. When turning on the faucet, unscrew the spool or valve shaft by turning it in the same direction as the direction of rotation.

(2) Inspect all parts of the faucet and remove the screws holding the washers in place. If necessary, use a penetrating lubricant to loosen the screws. Check the screws and spool, once damaged, should be replaced immediately.

4. Replace the washer.

(1) Replace the old washer with an identical new one. The new washer is nearly identical to the old one and generally prevents dripping from the faucet. Also, note whether the surface of the old washer is beveled or flat, and replace it with an identical new washer.

(2) Washers designed only for cold water will expand violently when hot water flows, blocking the spout and slowing the flow of hot water; some washers can work in both cold and hot water, but be sure the washer you purchase is originally the same one.

5. Install the faucet parts and secure the new washer to the spool. Reinstall the parts in the faucet. Turn the spool clockwise. Once the spool is in place, reinstall the seal nut. The wrench leaves scratches in the metal.

6. Water test: reinstall the handle, put the button or disc back; after confirming that there is no problem, open the water source, check for leaks, there is a can be repaired.


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