Question about Home
Kitchen Tap is constantly dripping unknown how to repsir
I am assuming that your kitchen tap is leaking through the spout
if it is single lever you will need to remove the crown and spout by removing a small erasure size cap on the housing right under the spout or up near the back of the ever then use a hex wrench to remove the set screw( plug the drain holes do it does not go down the drain)
turn the water off (hot and cold ) under the sink
remove the set screw and lift off the lever
at his point you can take an adjustible wrench(channel lock and tighten the big ring nut that holds the cartridge in place
temorairly put the handle back on and put the handle in the off position turn the water on under the sink and see if it stopped leaking
if it still leaks you have to turn the water back off and remove the lock nut then the cartridge and go to big box store with old cartridge and name of mfg and get a new one and install
If you have seperate hot and cold valves on top of sink deermne which is leaking by turning one off with oher on undr the sink
once you have determined which it is (hot or cold)
take a phillips head screw driver( remove plastic clear cap on top of faucet handle with sharp crewdriver of knife blade) and remove the screw holdin the handle on to the stem(turn counter clock wise
be sure to turn water of under snk on both faucet risers after removing acrylic handle you then take an adjustible wrench and remove the crown nut turn counter clockwise until it comes off over stem
remove stem( looks like size of a pretzel about six inches long with washers on side and one on end
take the stem to local hardware(ace) or big box store and go to lumbing section ask clerk to inspect and recommend replacement washers or replacement stem (if needed)
go back reinstall and tighten crown nut snug( open (turn counter clockwise) tem valve before you snug it down with crown nut
install acrykic or chrome handle with brass phillips screw then ut cap on and turn on water and check for leaks
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Oct 11, 2016 | Home
Jan 25, 2014 | Home
Nov 15, 2013 | Home
Jul 18, 2011 | Kohler K-15172-FG-7 Coralais...
Oct 06, 2010 | Astracast ACR1919MB Rok Composite Kitchen...
Jul 13, 2010 | Grohe 32 999 KD0 Alira Pull-Out Spray...
Apr 10, 2010 | Grohe 32 999 KD0 Alira Pull-Out Spray...
Sep 09, 2009 | Kohler K-15076-P-7 Coralais Decorator...
1,127 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!