A leaky faucet can be a big nuisance. Fortunately, it’s an easy fix that just about anyone can do at home. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to replace the valve on your bathtub faucet.
Things you Need:
- Screwdrivers: 1 Phillips and 1 small flathead
- 1 Pair of pliers
- 1 Plastic ziploc bag
How to Fix:
1) There are a lot of steps to follow when you’re replacing the faucet cartridge, but don’t worry—I’ll walk you through it. First, turn off the water and find your set screw under either the cap or handle. Next, we will remove the retainer clip at the top with a small flathead screwdriver then place it in a Ziploc bag for safekeeping during the installation process where parts can easily get lost if not contained! If all goes well, no more leaky sink which is always great news!
2) You can use pliers to remove the valve cartridge. Remove it gently while pulling off and if you cannot do this, know that there are tools that help with removing them at your local hardware store for purchase!
3) Your replacement valve cartridge can only be one that is the perfect fit for your specific bathtub faucet. Once you have found a new, compatible cartridge insert it in place and follow up with some exciting steps to complete the assembly of your half-completed project! Reach into this Ziploc bag full of parts that have been sitting on my desk ever since I started working here last week (productivity) and grab the retaining clip before assembling everything according to instructions from our manual so we can turn on the water again.
For Two-Handled Bathtub Faucet:
Tools you need:
- What You’ll Need
- Screwdrivers: Phillips and flathead
- Pipe Wrench
1) You will need to turn off your water at the main first in order to service this leak. Then, remove the cap with a screwdriver by unscrewing it from its base located on one of two sides (front or rear) and detach it!
2) To change your washer, grab the pliers and hold it firmly in place. Slowly rotate counterclockwise to unscrew the stem from its original position on top of the inner tube. Once you’ve done this, take a look at where if falls off; do you see that screw? Good! Now use one hand to grip tightly onto each side of the said screw while pulling outwards with both hands until they break free from being held together by two metal wedges inside them–this will be hard work but not impossible! Grab an identical replacement for whichever type is missing and coat it thoroughly with petroleum jelly before placing back into the opening so as long as possible without rotating clockwise again or else risk causing more tears than necessary within rubber sealant surrounding
3) You’ll need to find the O-ring, remove the old one and replace it with a new ring. This is done by applying petroleum jelly on either side of the seal first before installing or removing an o-ring which ensures that there will be no leaks in your plumbing system.
4) For the final step you’re going to install your handle pieces back on. Once they are in place, tighten up the bolts with a wrench and put down that bonnet nut so it won’t go anywhere!
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