Question about Home
If a faucet is leaking the necessary repair will be either:
1. For a ceramic or washerless faucet, replace the cartridge.
2. For a typical old fashioned faucet, open the faucet, replace the washer (and packing if it has any) and verify that the faucet seat has not eroded.
The newer washerless faucets cannot be repaired except by replacing the cartridge. Cartridges for most common faucets are available at most home improvement stores or plumbing supply houses.
It sounds a lot more difficult than it really is, just shut off the water (usually a shut off valve under the sink). After the water is off, remove the handle and any chrome protective covering. Depending on the faucet type, it may be a little difficult to remove the cartridge since they are often covered with mineral build-up or corroded into place.
Once you remove the old cartridge the new one usually goes into place easily.
For single handle faucets, make sure you put it in the right way, some of them will put the hot to the wrong side if you put them together backward.
Posted on Mar 13, 2011
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:
Feb 23, 2015 | Plumbing
Jan 25, 2015 | Moen Plumbing
May 29, 2011 | Moen 7786SL Monticello Two-Handle High Arc...
Nov 01, 2009 | Plumbing
Jul 14, 2009 | Moen & One Handle Tub & Shower Faucet
Mar 17, 2009 | Rheem 50 Gallon FVR NATGAS Water Heater...
Mar 01, 2009 | Price Pfister Plumbing
729 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!