Single Handle Kitchen Faucets – How To Replace Catridge
The kitchen is one of the focal points in your home. It can be the best kitchen if it is complete with kitchen equipments and fixtures. You might consider placing single handle kitchen faucets to add glamour and class to your kitchen. But what if the cartridge was broken or a need to replace it arises?
So thanks to ehow.com for giving us a step-by-step process on how to replace a cartridge of a single handle kitchen faucet.
Step 1: Turn both hot and cold water supply valves off beneath the sink you are working on.
Step 2: Remove the small plastic or rubber cover hiding the screw on the handle. Remove the screw using the screwdriver or Allen wrench. Place these in a container so you don’t lose them.
Step 3: Gently pull off the handle. It may have become encrusted with lime-scale buildup and you may need to clean it with vinegar and paper towels prior to removal. Gently tap on it if it still won’t budge.
Step 4: Loosen the bonnet nut with the large wrench and gently pull the cartridge off the fixture; you may need a cartridge removal tool. It may pull straight out or need twisting slightly.
Step 5: Take your old cartridge, the faucet handle, the gasket and the brass seat beneath the cartridge to the store and have them find you the exact parts for your brand and model of kitchen faucet. Purchase
the cartridge removal tool if necessary.
Step 6: Replace the brass seat, rubber gasket, and install the cartridge in the reverse order you removed them.
Step 7: Gently ease the handle back on to the cartridge assembly, screw the screw back in and replace the screw cover.
Step 8: Turn on the water supply valves slowly. If you notice a leak turn the water off and reassemble the faucet.