sink & faucet. Tuesday , September 20th , 2016 - 07:23:09 AM
Buy the perfect size and shape in lieu for the old one and bring it home. Before fixing it, wrap a double layer of Teflon tape on the stem threads of the new diverter assembly to stop the water leakage.
In many cartilage type of faucets the problem could be due to a corroded or dirty cartilage. Turn off the water and put a rag in the drain. Remove the faucet head and keep the parts in order, so that it is easy to place them back in their original places. For faucet removal of the spout, you will have to unscrew the screws underneath it, then pop out the faucet head using a knife or nail filer. Underneath this you will see a long cylindrical object, which is the cartilage. Take it out and examine it. Check whether it can be cleaned and fixed back or is beyond repair and needs to be replaced with a new one. For cartilage faucet repair of a dirty faucet, use the warm water and vinegar method and scrub it clean with a toothbrush. You can buy a replacement part for a new cartilage kitchen faucet from a hardware store. Carry the old parts with you to get the exact replacement parts. Then reinstall all the parts in order and check.
To start with, turn off the water supply to the bathtub or shower. Also, turn the faucet on so that any water present in the pipes drains away.
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