Basic Guide on How to Repair Bathroom Faucet by Self

In this guide check out how to repair Bathroom Faucet by yourself. It simple and easy, give a try by doing it manually by yourself.

bathroom faucet drip is something not only irritating but costly as well and usually calls for immediate attention. The good news though is that doing bathroom faucet repair is not something so complicated and with the right tools, that irritating faucet drip will be a thing of the past. With these simple steps below, you be able to fix your faucet in just a couple of minutes.bathroom faucet repair

Things you will need –

  • To carry out the entire job, you will need the following tools
  • Flat based screw driver
  • Screw driver
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Pliers
  • New washer and valve stem if there is need for them
  • Pipe thread compound
  • Silicone grease
  • With these tools at hand, you are now ready for the actual job


The complete instructions are mentioned here –

  • Cut off the water supply for the faucet you intend to work on. You may as well have the water supply for your bathroom tub cut off as well from behind the access panel. For older houses, look for the water utility box and cut off the water supply right from the box. Open the box and search for the shutoff valve for your house. Rotate it in the opposite direction to turn off the water.
  • Remove the screw cap cover of the faucet. The cap is usually the hold or cold water labels. Using a flat bladed screw driver, pry the cap off and using a Philips screw driver, remove the facet screw. Pull the faucet handle straight out to remove it from the valve stem.
  • Look at the valve stem very closely and you will see two hexagonal nuts. The first nut is known as the packing nut. Rotate it counter clockwise using the wrench to remove it and then pull off the nut from the stem. Take off the second hexagonal nut by rotating it counter clockwise as well. Pull the nut out of the socket.
  • Examine the valve stem and using a wire brush, scrape off any sediments or calcium deposits. Turn over the valve to expose the rubber washer located at the bottom. Examine it thoroughly to determine if it is torn. If that is the case, remove the washer screw using a screw driver and replace the washer. After replacing the washer, insert the screw and tighten it well.
  • Apply pipe thread compound on to the valve system threads. This helps to repair various bathroom faucet problems most especially faucet leaks. Using the wrench, tighten the stem in the socket and squeeze a couple of drops of silicone grease on to the long part of the valve stem to lubricate the faucet. After lubricating it, fix the packing nut over the valve stem then tighten it.
  • Replace the faucet handle, insert the faucet screw and then tighten strongly. Put the faucet caps back where they were. The process of carrying out your bathroom faucet repair is now complete and the only thing left is to restore the water supply by turning it on. Open the faucet in the bath tub and check if it is functioning well. If you followed the steps above fully, then your faucet should now work perfectly.

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