admin. sink & faucet. September 12th , 2017.
If you find that the threading has loosened or has worn out, remove it and replace it with regular plumbing threads. Make sure you wrap it tightly around the stem or else it may get entangled with some other internal components.
Put a rag in the drain to avoid slipping of any part down the drain and turn off the water. Inside most faucets you will find a small screen, which is present at the end of the spout from which the water comes out. If the problem occurs due to a dirty screen, then you might need to do some basic cleaning. Take out the spout by unscrewing it and then use a toothbrush to clean the screen to get rid of any blockage. Then take out the screen and let it soak in a solution of warm water and vinegar for an hour. Again get rid of any sediments using a toothbrush. Dry the spout and reinstall it to the faucet and check.
Step #2: Then take out the screw and pull out the handle; some handles might just pop out after using the nail filer, while some might need to be unscrewed and taken out. Place the screw and handle next to the cap. Make sure you arrange everything in the same order that you are taking them out so that you are able to replace them properly again.
The very first thing that you need to check is the sink sprayer or aerator. Most of the time, the problem is restricted to the sink. First, turn on the faucet and see if there is any leakage from the hose or the joint between hose and sink. Then, turn off the faucet and water supply valve, and dismantle the sprayer. Check whether the diverter that diverts water from faucet to sprayer is in good condition. If there is any blockage or debris, soak the diverter overnight in a cup full of vinegar. Now, remove the spray head and check if the aerator is blocked. Now, check the hose to see whether it is clogged or blocked with any deposits. Soak it in vinegar overnight and flush water through it. In case it is cracked, it needs to be replaced. Similarly, check the aerator or strainer on sink faucet. If there is any debris blocking it, clean the aerator by soaking it overnight. In case of a highly damaged piece, you can simply get it replaced.
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