Question about Faucets

1 Answer

Pegasus Push Button Drain leaks when you push the button

This is the "Decorative Push Button Drain", #241-405 brushed nickel.
It works fine unless you depress the button to allow water to collect in the basin. When you depress the button to drain the basin, the outflowing water leaks from the seal immediately below the basin. Otherwise it works fine.

The instructions caution against overtightening the locknut (which holds the beveled rubber washer against the bottom of the basin). I believe I was careful to not do so. Again, the leak only occurs after pressing the center button to let the water drain out of the basin. There is no leakage with normal use/running water.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

REMOVE THE LOCKNUT AND CHECK FOR A CRACK OR PIN HOLE IN DOWN DRIAN USE A FLASH LITE IN DRIAN TURN OFF ALL LITES TO CHECK PUT LITE IN DRAIN AND CK FOR LITE IN THE DRIAN PIPE

Posted on May 07, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hansgrohe 88509000 sink drain does not close completely, water slowly drains out


This could be caused by the installation. If the installer did not use plumber's putty between the the flange and basin it will not seal with the basin. Another possible cause is if the basin is not perfectly formed it will cause the flange to oval or not seat evenly. If this is the case it may leak between the flange and the basin or the stopper may not seat all the way down and it may leak between the stopper and flange.

Oct 16, 2012 | Hansgrohe 31060821 Metris S Single-Hole...

1 Answer

How do you disconnect a quick connects #RP70006


Push in on the connector and hold tension on it while pushing back on the ring closest to the pipe and hold that back while pulling back on the coupling.

Feb 06, 2011 | Pegasus Technologies Widespread Lavatory...

4 Answers

Trying to remove handle in kitchen on Pegasus 784-213L to see why leaking. pull cap off and remove screw but can not get further. instructions make it look like handle should now pull off but gentle prying...


I started this when the faucet began leaking around the body when the handle was lifted to use water. I thought this was a regular faucet, but Home Depot was no help in supplying a repair kit. Fortunately I had the original manual and called Pegasus. When I described my model number and symptoms, the lady said the problem was the cartridge, covered under warranty and she would send me one. The cartridge and a new bonnet arrived a couple of days later. That was the end of easy.


Changing the cartridge was right at the limit of my patience and skill, but I won't bore you with all the rabbit trails I explored before final success. First, it's not obvious how the faucet comes apart; the top button is threaded rather than clipped as in most faucets and pliers may mar the finish when you unscrew it. With the button gone, removing the screw holding the handle was no problem, but I had to resort to a small gear puller ($5 at auto parts store) to remove the handle. I used a longer screw (1") as a center point but it was not just a matter of popping it loose; I had to draw the handle the full length before it came off. The cap under the handle is threaded to the brass bonnet and is unscrewed counter-clockwise. I had to apply heat and WD-40 alternately to finally get this to loosen and had actually given up and decided to call the plumber before going back for one more try after it sat for an hour. The finish on the cap was marred during removal, but it is not normally visible. With the cap removed the outside sleeve can be removed by pulling up and rotating; it is not threaded, but is an O-ring fit to the outside of the control body. Now the bonnet can be unscrewed from the inside of the control body. There are two flat spots on the upper threads on the bonnet that allow a crescent wrench to unscrew the bonnet from the body. Again heat and WD-40 alternating was necessary before it finally came out.


There is no need to loosen the faucet from the counter or remove any hoses, although I did. It should remain solidly mounted to provide resistance when unscrewing the cap from the bonnet and the bonnet from the body and prevent the hoses below from twisting.


Putting it back together was easy; I used Teflon tape on the bonnet threads. I decided to test the faucet after I tightened the bonnet on top of the cartridge, before the cap and sleeve were installed. When I opened the faucet, water sprayed out the back of the body, where the diagram shows the spring and diverter. I did not have any parts for this, but the sleeve has O-rings at top and bottom so I decided to install it and the cap (hand tight). After I did, the spray was stopped (by the sleeve), but it still leaked like it had done at the beginning. I assumed the sleeve was working as well as possible and maybe its O-rings were leaking. But I tightened the cap with pliers which pushes down on the sleeve, and the leak stopped. I don't feel fully comfortable because I don't have an understanding of how everything works, but it's operating normally and not leaking.

Jan 27, 2010 | Pegasus Technologies Faucets

1 Answer

Water leaking around base


Make sure aerator is tight and check cartridge under the handle

Oct 29, 2009 | Danze & Antioch™ Single Handle...

1 Answer

How to remove a pegasus faucet handle, brushed nickel, dual handles


with most fausets there will be a cover hiding the setscrew holding it in place. it'll be right on top and need to be pry'd up. or the piece you'd use to turn the handle with, will unscrew.

Sep 15, 2009 | Pegasus Technologies Widespread Lavatory...

2 Answers

Leaking how do I replace cartriges


well feel the water is it cold or hot then there should be Phillips screw on top the handle you have to pop off decorative cap or some of them unscrew then there be a larger nut unscrew that make sure the water off or you will get wet! that the baby you replace.

Jul 07, 2009 | Banner Faucets Castille 600 Series Brushed...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Faucets Logo

Related Topics:

300 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Faucets Experts

john h

Level 3 Expert

7116 Answers

Mike

Level 3 Expert

4331 Answers

Roscoe007

Level 2 Expert

101 Answers

Are you a Faucet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...