How to Repair a Leaky Faucet

Chanhassen, MN. Bathroom Remodeling.

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Hello again, this is Oscar Moreno with Moreno Custom Home Visions. Today we will be teaching you guys how to repair a leaky faucet. Some of the tools that you guys are going to need to repair a leaky faucet are going to be your regular screwdriver, a Philips preferably. Also, you are going to need a six inch crescent wrench and as well you are going to need in some applications an eight inch or a 10 inch crescent wrench. It all depends on your faucet that you have at home.

On this application, we are going to first shut off the water. And the water is located under to meet your sink in the shut off valves. All you have to do is make sure those are nice and tight, tighten them clockwise and they should be shut off. You can give it a real simple test by opening and closing the handles. If you have no water, you are safe to proceed.

First things first then, is to remove the plastic cap on top of the handle which is covering a screw that holds the handle in place. After doing so, you are going to find your stem and your stem lock washer. You can easily remove that by using your six or your eight inch crescent wrench. After you’ve done so, you can pull out your stem. You can observe it and look at it to make sure there are no seals broken and make sure there is no trash, little stuff that you can find inside there which can be causing the leak. And once you determine that, and once you see that these stem well is actually old and needs to be replaced, make sure you take that to your local hardware store, match it up and bring it back home. All you really have to do is re-insert the stem back into place, put your lock washer back on put your handle and then your screw in your cap. And you have fixed your very own faucet handle.

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