Leaky faucet has plagued many people and when you realize the problem of the faucet, some of you even want to change a new one at once, but actually, the problem can be solved and you should know how to stop a leaky faucet.
First of all, you should turn off your water supply to do when fixing a faucet drip is to turn off the water supply. You should be able to turn off the supply at a nearby shutoff, and then you can find out the reason of your leaky faucet. ( Don't worry that faucets you have are different, they all have the same principle. )
Cause 1: Caused by faulty washers
If you are not sure whether the leak is caused by the faulty washers, you can change them first, if the problem is still unsolved, they may be something wrong with the faucet valve seat, that is to say, you should change a new seat. Adjustable wrench and C wrench can easily help you remove the valve seat. ( Make Sure The New Washers Choose Are Suitable )
Cause 2 : Damaged faucet packing
Before your change, you should tighten the faucet's packing nut firstly, if it doesn't work, you can change a new one. Before you finish reassembling faucet, smear light coat of petroleum jelly on threads of stem and on threads of packing nut.
Cause 3: Problems of the O-ring
Remove coupling nut , you can find those rings out of its socket but you should pay attention that new rings you will change should have the same size as the original ones.
Leaky faucet is not a difficult problem as long as you find out the reasons, and after you know about this, you'll have no problem in solving how to fix a leaky kitchen faucet, how to fix a leaky tub faucet and how to fix a leaky shower faucet, etc.
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