Faucets begin to drip when washers, o-rings, or clogs inside the faucet are dirty with sediment, coated with mineral deposits, or just worn-out. Once you know your faucet layout, you can properly disassemble the , locate the source of the leak, then replace the worn parts or wash dirty components.
On occasion a faucet kind can be determined by the outer appearance, but frequently the faucet has to be taken aside to determine what kind of faucet it is. The four tap layouts are under two types: washer and washer-less.
Secondly – Disassemble the Faucet: The identical fundamental principals apply to each of faucet kinds when starting to have a faucet aside for repair or replacement. Maintain all components and design from the sequence you take them apart. This can help you put the faucet back together and identify the parts to be substituted. See below for certain variants in tap dis-assembly.
A. Before you start, turn off water supply. Use the shutoff valve underneath faucet/sink or the main water service valve to the home, usually found near the water meter.
B. Additionally before you start faucet dis-assembly, plug the sink and place a towel over sink-saves you from dropping parts down the drain and scratching the sink surface.
Begin to pry off using a razor blade, then completely remove cap using a flat-head screw driver. It is a good idea to cover the screw driver end with masking or painter’s tape to avoid scratching he faucet finish.
D. Eliminate handle screw or setscrew, based on type of faucet.
E. Remove the deal.
F. Depending on faucet kind you may need to remove a rounded or escutcheon cap.
G. tug or pry off the entire faucet assembly. Notice the manufacturer if at all possible.