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Cannot get stem out of faucet to get washer on because it leaks. Would like to know if there are any manuals showing pictures of the faucet for repairs for this faucet

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Stems are threaded into the valve housing. If this is a sink faucet, the keeper nut can be accessed for tightening and loosening beneath the handle with a pairof channel locks or a crescent wrench. If this is a tub, the keeper nut is usually in the wall abit and must be loosened with a tool called tub sstem wrenches available at a home store or plumbing supply house. A socket set may work in a pinch.

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Faucet is leaking


Hi Cindy you don't say where it leaking from so:
If you have a dripping that won't completely turn off then the stem washer needs replacing. If it is leaking at the handle then the "O" ring is bad.
I suggest you just replace both.

Under your sink turn off the two water supply knobs
remove the handle. Either a screw on top or and allen screw under and on the side then pry up. this maybe hard so wiggle it.
now take a crescent wrench and unscrew the stem
you see a washer screwed to the bottom. Most likely a "OO" size and a rubber "O" ring around the stem.
Take it the stem to your hardware store and have the give you a repair kit. very cheap
replace both and reinstall.
I it has 2 handles do both sides
Its easy.

Hope this helps Mike

Jan 17, 2016 | Moen 87530 Touch Control Single Handle...

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Diagram-Type Faucets


DIAPHRAGM-TYPE FAUCETS

  • The diaphragm faucet is washerless but is similar to washer-type faucets. A rubber diaphragm between the stem and seat creates a straight-down, frictionless close. As with washer-type faucets, diaphragm faucets have two handles.

  • Remove the stem by following the steps outlined for washer-type faucets. Instead of a washer on the end of the stem, you'll find a swiveling disc. If the rubber diaphragm doesn't come out with the stem, it is still inside the faucet.

  • If the diaphragm didn't come out with the stem, use pliers to peel it from inside the faucet and pull it out. Install a new diaphragm around the swiveling disc, then replace the stem in the faucet.

  • If the faucet is leaking around the stem, replace the stem's O-ring before reinstalling the stem.

on Jan 16, 2010 | Plumbing

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How to repair a washer-type faucet


REPAIRING A LEAKY WASHER-TYPE FAUCET

  • Washer-type faucets work with a rubber or composition washer that closes onto a metal washer seat (Fig. 1). The washer can become hardened, worn or the seat wears, causing the faucet to leak. You can close the faucet tighter to stop the leaking temporarily, but this increases the internal damage to the faucet.

  • To repair the leak, first turn off the water. If there's a shutoff valve beneath the fixture, turn off the water at that point. Otherwise, turn it off at the main house shutoff valve in the basement, utility room, or crawlspace. Turn off the hot water supply at the water heater.

  • Take the faucet apart by removing the handle (this may not be necessary on some older faucets). Loosen the Phillips-head screw, which usually is beneath a decorative cap in the center of the handle. The cap either unscrews or snaps off when you pry it with a knife blade. If you must use pliers on decorative faucet parts, pad them with electrical tape or cloth to protect the finish. And take special care with the plastic parts found on many modern faucets. Next, lift or pry the handle off its broached stem. Unscrew the packing nut beneath the handle, exposing the rest of the stem. Remove the stem by rotating it in the "on" direction. It will thread out. Reinstall the handle if you have difficulty turning it (Fig. 1). Clean chips from the faucet cavity, but do not use harsh abrasives or a file.

  • Examine the stem. If the threads are badly corroded or worn, take it to your retailer and get a new stem to match. Clean the stem if it's dirty.

  • Now look at the washer, which is located on the lower end of the stem and held in place by a brass screw. If the washer is squeezed flat or has a groove worn in it, replace it–this should stop any dripping. Take the washer with you to your dealer to ensure an exact match in size and style. If the brass screw is damaged, too, replace it with a new brass screw.

  • The washer seat is located inside the faucet body. You probably can't determine if the washer seat is causing the leak just by looking at it. Any faucet that needs frequent washer replacement obviously has a damaged seat. The seat should either be refaced with a seat-dressing tool. A seat-dressing tool is not costly. Every home with washer-type faucets needs one. Use the tool according to the manufacturer's directions, placing it in the faucet along with the packing nut. Then rotate (Fig. 2) until the seat is smooth, and blow out the chips.

  • Some washer seats can be unthreaded and replaced. Check the faucet body with a flashlight to see if it has a square or hexagonal hole through its center or is slotted for a screwdriver; if so, it is replaceable. However, if the seat simply has a round hole through its center and no slots, it is not replaceable. In this case, dress it with a seat-dressing tool. To replace it, you'll need a faucet seat wrench, which comes with a combination of square and hex heads to fit most faucet seats. Turn the washer seat counterclockwise to loosen, clockwise to tighten (Fig. 3). Add a little silicone rubber sealant (RTV) or pipe joint compound around the threads of the seat before you install it to make it easier to remove during future repairs.

  • It's important to install the correct type of faucet washer (Fig. 1, bottom). A swiveling washer (C) is preferable to either (A) or (B). To install washer style (C), file the shoulder off the end of the stem, drill out the threads of the screw hole. Instead of rubbing against the seat as it closes, a swiveling washer closes with a straight-down, frictionless action – this allows it to outlast fixed washers.

  • Following this seat and washer service, your faucet should be like new. Put the parts back together in the reverse order of taking them apart. Spread a bit of petroleum jelly or silicone grease on the threads of the stem to lubricate the faucet's action.

  • If the faucet leaks around the stem rather than from the spigot, install new packing. You may want to install one of the newer nylon-covered or graphite-impregnated packings–their lubrication allows the faucet handle to turn more freely. Wrap one turn of this packing around the stem just beneath the packing nut (Fig. 1). Use three complete wraps if you're applying string-type packing. Some stems use O-rings, rather than packing. For these stems, replace the O-ring with a matching one to stop a leak. Hand tighten the packing nut, then tighten it another half-turn.

on Jan 16, 2010 | Plumbing

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How do I change the washer on faucet


1. turn off water under sink 1st both of them
2.remove the handle screw on top or allen screw under bottom of handle pry off
3.crescent wrench unscrew valve remove
4.on bottom of stem unscrew remove washer{replace the "O" ring on the stem while out}
5. put back and turn on water check for leaks,
Hope this helps let me know Mike

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O.k. I replaced the moen cart.clean out the stem,added plumber lub in the stem ,reinstalled . Still leaks slightly ever time I turn on the single lever where it joins the spout. What should I try next?


Hi, some faucet brands use separate washers, packing, or o-rings to seal around the handle rather than leaks to the faucet head. Moens are one of these. There is a moen handle o-ring kit you can typically find hanging with the moen stems at your local hardware store. I know I sell them at mine. If not they should have an o-ring section where you can match up the correct sizes you'll need. Here's a two part YouTube video that shows where and how to replace these o-rings. Copy and paste them into your browser or google bar. Part 1 www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5M4feAc7Y8&feature=youtube_gdata_player Part 2 www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMbr7wqwgTY&feature=youtube_gdata_player Hope this helps ;)

Feb 07, 2013 | Moen Plumbing

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We have a steadily dripping tap. Can you please help? thank you.


You don't say anything about what kind of faucet you have, so this may not apply. But if yours is the kind with handles you turn to control the water, you probably have worn-out compression washers. In this kind of faucet, water is shut off by pressing a rubber washer on the end of a threaded stem against an opening in the faucet body. When you turn the handle, you move the washer away from its seat and the water can flow. Over time the washer gets worn and no longer seals off the water. Also, the valve seat the washer presses against can wear and allow water to sneak past the seal. The result is that annoying drip or a steady trickle.

This site, among many others, shows how to change a washer and fix most drippy faucets. If you search for "repair a leaky faucet" you'll find lots of sites to pick from, including many with videos. If you faucet is not a compression type, a single-lever cartridge for instance, there are links to other repair procedures.

If your faucet is old and the parts very badly corroded and worn, you might want to fix the leak by replacing the entire stem as a unit. You can find replacement stems for most brands of faucet at big-box home improvement stores and at many hardware store. It's a little more expensive, but often much easier to unscrew the old one and pop in the new than to start trying to get the old washer off the stem.

A last tip: Whenever you do any work on a faucet, remove the aerator from the spout and run the water to help clear the line. If you just turn the water back on and run the faucet, debris that was kicked up during the repair can clog the aerator screen. Then you're left wondering why you get only a weak trickle or no water at all after you fixed the trouble.

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I have an American Standard Colony? bathtub faucet set that has been leaking at the spout. I thought the reason for the leak was the seats and rubber washers needed to be replaced. After doing so I still...


Check these items:

1. If you installed new faucet seats, did you add a little pipe joint compound to the threads before installing them?

2. Make sure the shower diverter is in the off position and you're not seeing water leaking from the spout that could be coming from the shower pipe or residual water from the shower head.

3. Make sure you have the correct faucet washers - some or tapered and some are flat and must fit the stem counter bore correctly and that the counter bore isn't damaged or the stem shaft isn't bent. Make sure the waskers are the correct hardness.

4. Make sure the screws that secure the faucet washers are tight, but not too tight. It doesn't hurt to add a little pipe joint compound to the screws.

Aug 28, 2010 | American Standard Colony 3275.505 099...

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Leaking from under faucet area


Check handles and make sure water is not coming out of stems and running under faucet. .

Don't know what type of handles you have plastic or metal remove handle .

Turn water on and remove handle and you should be able to see if water is coming from stem if it is it's probally a washer.

May 04, 2010 | Emerson Water Heaters

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Leaking tap


if you take the stem out if you look down the hole that your stem sits in there is a brass deal down there called a seat, if that has scratches or chips it will cause your faucet to leak, you probably need to replace that

Aug 21, 2009 | Plumbing

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Single handle faucet is leaking from the center.


You need to get a kit to rebuild the faucet which may sound daunting but actually is not. Since you did not state the brand of faucet, which I assume you do not know since you just moved in, you will need to go to a home depot or lowes and find a similar faucet to know what brand you have. Then ask the plumbing expert there how to proceed.

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