How to Repair Kitchen Faucets

Trying to repair water faucets by yourself can be pretty frustrating and time consuming. In fact, most kitchen faucets are simple devices and are easy to fix. In this article, we will tell you the information and instruction that will help you replacing the faucet what is a ball screw.

First of all, the hardest part is to find the right replacement parts. Most of the hardware stores carry name brand faucets (eg. Delta, Kohler, Price Pfister) replacement parts. To make sure you get the right parts, the easiest way is to take the old parts with you to the store. Buy new O-rings too. The tools you will need are one Allen wrench (you can get it from any hardware store for $6 to $12), screwdrivers, and slip-joint pliers.

Before you do anything, turn off the water supply and turn on the faucet to allow the remaining water inside the faucet to drain. Place a basin beneath the sink under the drain and pipes to catch any residual water as you work. Remove the faucet handle by loosening the set screw under the handle using an Allen wrench. Remember the order of the parts as you remove them and be sure to line them up for reassembly purpose. Clean up any residual or debris from the old faucet.

Remove the cap of the faucet using slip-joint pliers. Tape the teeth of the pliers to prevent damage of the surface. Remove the faucet cam, washer, and the rotating ball.

Fish out the old springs and packing pieces using flathead screwdriver. Grab the spout with both hands, twist and remove the spout from the faucet face.

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