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How do I remove the water flow dircetion lever

I have an old 1933 Brass faucet and the center lever is leaking. I need guidance how to remove the center lever and what might e the cause of the leak

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    michael von moltke Jan 07, 2014

    Hi Ray, Thank you for your advice and time. I do have a picture and have attached it for you. I will see if there is a plumbing shop in a nearby town that might be able to assist if I cant get this done.

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This is called the diverter if it is a tub/shower valve. There are just too many brands to say just how it comes out. Remove the handle. You may need a handle puller. Remove the trim. This varies. If I had a picture, I could tell you how to do this. You will then probably need a deep plumber's socket to remove the stem. Make the stem is turned all the way counter clockwise before unscrewing the stem. Go to a good old time plumber shop or hardware store to get a new stem.

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SOURCE: low pressure and flow on hot water side of single handle faucet

It could be one of two problems, one simple, one serious.

  • Easy fix
  1. Turn off hot water angle stop under sink to faucet.
  2. Remove supply line from hot angle stop.
  3. Place end of supply line in a small bucket to catch some water.
  4. Turn on cold water for a couple of seconds and backflush debris from faucet.
  5. Reconnect supply line.
  6. Turn on angle stop and test
  • Complex fix
If you have steel pipes you may be experiencing reduced flow due to corrosion in your pipes. Reduced hot water pressure in the kitchen faucet is usually the first sign since this is the faucet that is most used in the home.

Repiping is a job for a professional. Another symptom you may need a repipe is orange colored or rusty water.

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SOURCE: Kohler Forte Single Handle Faucet Leaks

you will have to replace the ball assembly with a repair kit
1 turn the water off under the sink (hot and cold)

remove the handle ( you may need an allen head wrench to remove a hex screw or you may have to take a channel lock pliar and unscrew achrome
nut over the ball mechanism

after the handle comes off there is usually some type of lock nut that you must remove to remove the ball mechanism

remove the ball (usually chrome or brass(ther are usually little springs and rubber washers under ball

take ball and washer to ACe or lowes and match the pieces (usually sold as a kit

follow directions and installl

turn water on and pat yo!ur self on the back !

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SOURCE: Moen 7065 leaking at base of lever control in kitchen faucet

Yes, a cartridge will probably solve it. There are two different Moen cartridges so be sure to take the old one with you so you get the correct one.

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SOURCE: water pooling at base of delta waterfall faucet spout

I have the same problem. The part that is needed is found with a simple Google search for "Delta Waterfall RP22934 O-Rings"

Simply Slide the collar up at the base of the spout where it swivels.

Gently open the now exposed split plastic retainer so that the tabs near the bottom are pulled from their holes.

Lift the spout off the base to expose the o-rings.

Replace with the new o-rings and apply o-ring grease.

Re-assemble and enjoy a dry sink area.

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SOURCE: Single lever kitchen faucet with pull out sprayer is leaking.

same here..some duct tape should do the trick or you can pay for a repairman

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How do I fix a leaky faucet?


Bummer deal! If you can take the handle off, unscrew the nut exposed. This removes the part where the leak is. Most parts removed can be matched at a large store like Lowes. They run under $15. You need two such - one for hot and one for cold water sides. On real old faucet's, a button dime size rubber and a brass "seat" ne eds replacement to stop the leak. A Ellen wrench is needed doe this. The seat is replaced with new ones. Hope this helps. http://www.auto-tune-up-and-repair-options.com/transmission-flush-products.html

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Ball-Type Single Lever Faucets


BALL-TYPE SINGLE-LEVER FAUCETS

  • The single-handle faucet with a ball inside to control both hot and cold water may either leak at the spigot or at the handle. A handle leak is usually caused by improper adjusting-ring tension. Simply adjust the tension to stop the leak. Leaks at the handle can also result from a worn cam gasket. Dripping from the spigot is usually caused by worn spring-loaded, soft rubber seat assemblies.

  • Parts for ball-type faucets are available in kits. Get the spring/seats kit for spigot leaks, or the complete kit for handle leaks. It may be advisable to use the complete kit to replace all working parts of the faucet at the same time. In any case, you'll need a kit containing the spanner/hex wrench for removing the handle (hex end) and turning the adjusting ring (spanner end).

  • Without turning the water off, loosen the handle set screw. Slide the handle from its stem.

  • For a handle leak, try using the spanner wrench to tighten the adjusting collar. Tighten it by turning the wrench and collar clockwise until the faucet doesn't leak when it is turned on and off. If the adjustment is too loose, the faucet will leak. If you turn it too tight, the handle will be hard to move. When the adjusting ring cannot be turned with the wrench, it is corroded. At this point, you will need to remove the cap to free the adjusting ring. (See next step.) You must turn the water off before removing the cap! Apply penetrating oil to the threads, remove the ring and clean all parts before reassembling.

  • Install the seats. For faucet leaks at the spigot, you must install new rubber seats and springs. You must turn off the water to make this repair. Unscrew the chrome cap by turning it counterclockwise. If it won't turn easily, wrap electrical tape around the cap and turn it with pliers. The adjusting ring, which is threaded into the cap's center, will come off with it. For a seats/springs replacement, pull the ball up and out by its stem. The gasketed cam will come with it. Now you can locate the two rubber seats and springs inside the faucet body. Remove them with pliers or yours fingers and install the new ones. The springs go into the holes first, and the cupped sides of the seats fit over the springs.

  • Service the ball. If the ball is dirty or coated with scale, clean it or replace it with a new one. Both plastic and brass balls are available, but use a plastic one if your home has hard water.

  • Reassembly. Put the ball and cam back into the faucet with the slot in the side if the ball fitting over the pin in the faucet body. Then make sure the tab on the cam slips down into the notch in the body. Not aligning the tab and notch is the number one cause for a faucet leaking after it is repaired. Finally, screw on the cap and adjust the ring as described in Step 2. If a properly adjusted ball-type faucet leaks at the cap, the cam and gasket must be replaced.

  • Swing spouts. If a single-lever ball faucet leaks at the base, you should replace the O-rings. Remove the spout-retaining parts, as well as the spout. Wrap the spout-retaining nut with electrical tape to protect it, and remove the nut with a wrench or pliers by turning counterclockwise. Remove the spout by pulling it up and side-to-side. One or more O-rings should now be exposed. Take the O-rings to your hardware or home center store to get matching O-rings for replacement. Clean any scale that appears on the spout base, faucet body, and the inside of the swinging spout. Install the new O-rings and reverse the steps above to reassemble the faucet.

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Have Kohler diverter, GP 75878 but no instructions as to how it should be installed. Is it under sink where sprayer hose is attached?


Shut off water supply Under Sink: · Unscrew brass connector for spayer hose · Disconnect single water line to faucet bysqweezing lever on connector and Gently pulloff. · Loosen two screws on faucet base washers thenunscrew the washers on thebrass faucet shaft ( NOTE: Have someone hold the fauct so it does Not accidentlyfall in sink when the support washers are removed) · Take faucet out of sink · Unscrew brass collar at base and remove · Remove Set Screw on lower body of faucet · Pull out Brass Mechanism from faucet · The Diverter is located in the Brass mechanism · Remove the Washer · Pull off the small top valve in center of theDiverter, if still there · Using a large wood screw that fits/screw intothe exposed hole In the center of The plasticdiverter, screw it in and pull out the remaing part of the old diverter · Flush out Faucet to remove any remaining debrie · Replace with new diverter and replace washer · Grease all areas that where greased when mechanismwas removed Remove & clean the faucet Airrater and replace only afterEVERYTHING has been Completed soyou can flush the faucet out again into the sink, then replace.

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