Our little gourmet dual hot/cold faucet has just started to gurgle out hot steaming water all day without use. The complete faucet is burning hot. Unit is 4 years old and used frequently.
having hot water trickle out all day will make the whole unit hot,, to the touch,, what you need to do , is turn off both the water supplys under the sink,, then remove the handle by removing the hold down screw,, after that , remove the hot water valve,, Just remove the nut that's on the outside of the fixture, what your going to find is at the end of that valve, is a washer,, made of hard rubber,, that needs replacing,, but also, inside of the fixture is a washer seat, its either brass or stainless steel,, that takes a seat tool wrench to remove that ,, but to make sure its repaired completely, both the washer and seat need to be replaced, seat tools are pretty inexpensive at Lowes , or Home depot,, and thats where you can get the parts you need also,, be sure and compare the old parts with the new, so take them with you when you go, most hardware stores that have plumbing supplies will have what you need, the seat just unscrews , but they can be a little tough,, if you decide to get a seat tool, they have straight ones and 90 degree ones ,, the straight ones you'll need a wrench to assist turning in the removal and install,
Aug 26, 2011 |
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