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How to fix a disc faucet


 

The disc-type faucet used by American Standard, among others, has a wide disc cartridge hidden beneath the handle and the cap. Mounting screws hold the cartridge in the valve body. Two tight - fitting ceramic discs with holes in them are concealed inside the cartridge. The handle slides the top disc back and forth and from side to side over the stationary bottom disc. This brings the holes in the disks into and out of alignment, adjusting the flow and mix of hot and cold water.

 

Step 1. Turn off the hot and cold water at the stop valves, open the faucet to let any water drain out, and plug the sink drain. Pry the (and possibly a hot/cold indicator) off the handle with a small screwdriver or a dull knife. Loosen the handle setscrew with a Phillips or slotted screwdriver or an Alien wrench and remove the handle.

 

Step 2. Remove the chrome cap and/or a plastic or metal retaining ring with channel-type pliers (cover the jaws with masking tape). Remove the cylinder containing the discs, generally by first removing three long retaining screws. Take time to line up parts in the orientation and order in which they were installed.

 

 

 

 

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