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Repair A Leaky Ceramic Disk Faucet

Before You Start
Make sure the main water valve is turned off either near the base of the faucet or under the sink. Open all the lines to drain out any excess water. Cover the sink with a towel or cloth to stop any parts or tools from slipping down the drain. You may also want to cover any wrenches or pliers with tape or cloth to prevent any damage to the finish of your faucet. When you disassemble to faucet place the parts in order so they can easily be put back together. Last but not certainly least remember to take the faucet name or model number along with the old parts to the store so you can identify the correct replacement part or kit.

Ceramic Disk Faucet
This ceramic discs in this faucet rarely every need replacing. The ports inside the chamber can become clogged over time with mineral deposits. To fix this problem simply take apart the faucet and thoroughly clean each part and reassemble.

If the faucet leaks near the base of the lever one or all of the seals may need to be replaced. You will need to purchase new seals for your model of faucet, replace all the seals at one time since you may not be able to determine which seal is causing the leak.
  1. Remove the lever and cap, near the base of the lever you will see a setscrew that attaches the lever to the lever post. Slowly unscrew it until you can raise the lever off the post. If the lever becomes stuff give it a gentle tug or pry it up with your screw driver. Lift the cap off the cartridge and loosen the screws holding the cartridge in place. Then remove the cartridge.
  2. Now remove the seals located at the bottom of the ceramic cartridge. You should be able to pull them out by hand or you can also use the screw driver to pry them out. However, be careful not to scratch the cartridge because it could cause the seals to leak.
  3. Use a rag or sponge to clean all the seal openings of any mineral buildup. Again don't use any material that may scratch the cartridge.
  4. Now insert the new seals and reassemble the faucet. Turn the water back on and test the seals. If the leak continues you may have to replace the cartridge
Tools: Screw Driver, New Seals, Sponge


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