The handle of the single Ideal Standard faucet in our kitchen fell off. I could not screw it back into its base because the screw thread of the hole on its base is pretty worn. It looks like I have re
The ideal standard faucet in our kitchen is just like all other faucet having a handle. We use it to open or close tap water by pushing it toward right or left. The faucet is working perfectly but the problem is on the handle. It should be screw in the hole on the faucet firmly but it fell out now. It seems that the screw thread on the faucet is too worn to hold the handle. If my description is not clear, can I have an email address that I can send a photo of the faucet please? Thank you. Regards David.
I tried to screw the handle back into the hole on faucet but it did stay in. Look like the screw thread at the hole on the faucet is quite worn.
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All sorts of things come to mind. Get on your computer and track the company and see if they offer replacement parts or an upgrade. Looks like you'll need to drill the hole and retap the threads. OR go down to a Michael's if you have one or any place that would sell wooden dowels. Find one that is a tad larger and whittle it to fit the hole. Use teak or something strong. It won't look stock but if you do it nicely you can stain the wood and make it look good, spray some clear on it to make it water-proof. You can also try running a tap through the threads to see if the threads can be repaired. Long shot but if you are on GREAT terms with the Powers, a small miracle would be nice ... but it CAN HAPPEN> I have run taps through some beaten threads and they have come back to life. The last option would be to have a machine shop make another steel dowel but thread it for the next size up and drill and tap the hole to match.
If it is a single hole faucet, there should be a single nut on the threaded brass piece underneath the sink. You may need a basin wrench to get access to it if you cannot get to it with an adjustable jaw wrench. This nut normally clamps against a U shaped washer that is against the underside of the sink.
I have the same problem with an American Standard Reliant Kitchen Faucet that wont swivel anymore. I called American Standard and they are sending me the replacement parts to fix it free of charge, I have had mine 6-7 years and they said it was under warranty. Call 800-442-1902. Good Luck
There is a bracket that slides between the threaded shaft and the bottom of the sink. There is usually a nut which is tightened up against this bracket. When this nut is loosened, the bracket will slide out. Of course, you first have to unfasten the two water supply lines. Once the bracket is removed, the two water lines which are made into the faucet are gently bent and the whole thing is removed from the top of the sink. Hope this helps.