Let’s turn off the water valve and then turn on the faucet. Look at the structure first, there’s a blue apron on the bottom. Rip the apron off and come down first, then according to the top, take out what’s inside the ceramic valve core on top. Once you take it out, you can remove the parts that are inside. Since it’s leaking, you need to find the problem. Let’s check the spool, there’s a small hole on either side where the leak is due to a gap.
Or we can get a grinding stone, or sandpaper, and keep grinding it to smooth out this gap, and once it’s smoothed out, there’s no gap. We also don’t want to grind it too hard, otherwise, if we grind it too thin, then we’ll have to get a new one because of the effects of the leak.
Ceramic spool is not particularly easy to damage, usually because the fit is not tight so water will fall out, if the spool is not a problem, you will check the gasket. It may be the gasket, just need to replace the same type of gasket, because continuous polishing may break itself, so it is best to be careful.
Remove the small screws above or behind the faucet handle to remove the handle that holds the faucet body in place. Some of the screws are hidden under metal buttons, plastic buttons or plastic plates. You can use a wrench to loosen the spool, remove the spool, remove the axial spacer with a clamp and replace it with a new axial spacer or replace the spool.
Reinstall the handle and put the button or disc back in. Turn the water supply back on and check for leaks.
Water leaks at the faucet base connection because the gasket in the gland is worn. You can loosen the screw to remove the bolt head, then loosen the gland to remove it, then remove the gasket inside the gland and replace it with a new one.
In the future, we can solve the problem of dripping faucets ourselves. We don’t need to call a plumber to replace it. At the same time, we can save you money.