admin. sink & faucet. September 11th , 2017.
Use a screwdriver and slowly pry out the handle cover on the shower faucet handle. You will find the retaining screw beneath the shower handle cover. Remove this screw as well. Now pull the faucet off its stem so that you can see the shower head assembly.
Cartridge faucets are the latest household utilities and one amongst the most widely preferred faucet technologies. They usually do not dysfunction, however, continuous load on the faucet can result in damage of the O ring inside it. This ring is a rubber ring that is fitted into a circular casing. You usually cannot see it, unless you take out the aerator. You will need to repair the cartridge faucet if this ring breaks or gets damaged, in order to stop leakages and drips. The only way to repair a cartridge faucet is to replace the O ring with a new one, or completely replace the cartridge with a new one.
Once you have shut off the water supply, open the faucet and let the water remaining in the pipe drain out through the shower head. After all the water has been drained out, you can move on to the next step.
Faucets on sinks are of four types: cartridge, compression, ball, and ceramic disk. Compression faucets have rubber washers which secure the valve. Since these washers wear out easily, they need to be replaced. All the other types do not have rubber washers, but are likely to develop leaks after being used for a while. You will have to either replace the entire assembly or just the O-ring in such cases.
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