admin. sink & faucet. September 03rd , 2017.
Wow! One fine day you get up, go to the kitchen in the morning and you get a wet feeling near the sink. You look down and there is a mini lake ( okay sorry for the exaggeration!), no mini puddle at your feet. You investigate and the last thing you want to know is that your kitchen sink is leaking. No way! Perhaps it is because of the wear and tear of the drainage system. What have we got then ? You have 2 options - either fix it yourself or call a person who is an expert in plumbing work. Personally, I would say that try to do it yourself, it will be fun and you would also prevent your pockets from getting lighter. So what do you say? Do we fix this kitchen sink leak, because it is a major part of kitchen cleaning!
After all those possible efforts you applied in removing the knob, the job of replacing it back is not at all wearisome. Put the valve back to its actual position and screw it back in. Using a wrench tighten the diverter valve but make sure you don't overdo it. Once everything is fixed, fidget a bit with the knob to assure that it properly points down for the bath faucet and (left or up) for the shower faucet. This action of shower faucet replacement will hint you that the knob is affixed in its correct position and it is all good for use. Quickly run a test to check its working condition. Release the water pressure by turning on the shower side. If you see no leaks, not even a single drop, then definitely your leaky shower faucet has been repaired.
Check if the cartridge is damaged or is attacked by mildew. Consider cleaning the cartridge under running water. If the damage is irreversible may be you will need to replace the entire unit. If it is not, then simply remove the O-ring made of rubber. Remove the old one and fix a new one in its place. This will most probably solve your leaking problems.
Use the mounting clips that come with the installation kit to pull down the sink. They should be installed beneath the countertop, with the help of a screwdriver.
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