Faucet and fixture


Sleeve-type faucets have three parts, the retaining ring, a cartridge, and the cartridge seal. This also a faucet that will require a repair kit for repairs. The first step is to remove the faucet handle and take off the threaded retaining ring using water-pump pliers. If there is a retaining clip in place be sure to remove that also. Take a pair of pliers and pull the cartridge up from the base. Install the replacement cartridge making sure the tab on the cartridge is facing toward you. Take off the spout, remove, and then replace with ne one. Reassemble the faucet. Take off the old O-rings wrapped around the base and put in the new ones. Remove the old springs and valve seats and replace with the new ones. Reassemble the faucet assembly and your leak is fixed.

Fixing the leaking faucet takes a little knowledge, the right tools, and some patience. But doing it yourself will save you money, and give you the personal satisfaction of knowing you fixed that leaky faucet yourself, and that is not always an easy task.

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