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How to fix a compression faucet (Page 2)


Step 4. Pry or cut off the 0-ring on the stem with a utility knife. This keeps water from leaking under the handle when the faucet is on.

 

Step 5. Coat the new 0-ring and washer with heatproof grease and install them. Tighten the stern screw enough to hold the washer in place, but do not distort the washer by over tightening. Coat the large threaded spindle threads with heatproof grease to lubricate the action of the faucet valve.

 

Step 6. Wrap Teflon tape onto the retaining nut threads and screw it onto the faucet body Tighten lightly with channel-type pliers. Replace the handle, the handle screw, and the index cap.

 

HERE’S HOW

There are many ways to classify sink faucets, but perhaps the most useful distinction is compression style versus washerless. These names refer to the type of mechanism inside the faucet. Many older faucets are compression type, but most newer ones are washerless, which can be one of three principal types: cartridge, ball, or disc. All one-handle faucets are washerless. The best way to tell if your faucet is a compression type or washerless is to turn the handle. With compression faucets you can feel the compression building as you crank the handle, even after the water flow has stopped. On washerless models, the handle comes to an abrupt stop.

 

 

 

 

 

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