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How do I replace the washer in the faucet?


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Save your own money, learn how to replace the washer in a water tap, and you do not need the services of a plumber.

Most cranes can be put in order with the help of new washers, sold in stores selling sanitary ware at a very low price.

You will need

  • You will need: a screwdriver, two adjustable wrench, cloth, and also the new washer.



To begin with, turn off the tap water supply,For this, look under the sink and find the valve. Turn this valve and wait for the water that flows from the tap to stop leaking. In older homes, it is possible that there are no individual valves for each tap, in which case you will need to disconnect the entire network. As a rule, the tap, which disconnects the network, is located in the bathroom.


It is necessary to wait until the water stops drippingOf the crane that you were disconnected. The same will apply to a parallel tap, regardless of what kind of water it supplies. It should be clarified the type of water supply system that is used in your home. It happens that you have to drain water from all the pipes. Only after you are sure that you completely turned off the water supply, you can start replacing the washer.


It is necessary to find that hole in which the bolt is screwed,Protecting the tap. This bolt should be unscrewed, while you need to protect the faucet by covering it with a cloth. Then you need to use the adjustable wrench and unscrew the top of your faucet. On some types of cranes, the top cover is installed, which must be removed, before unscrewing the valve itself. The lower part of the existing tap starts to move occasionally, in this case, you need to give it a key with stability. In the lower part of the water tap is located that washer, which must be replaced. Press it with a screwdriver.


Clean the stem with a rag, and thenReplace the new washer. Replace the top of the valve, and then secure it with screws. After you make sure that the faucet is installed in a stable position, you can turn on the main water supply. If the water tap continues to flow, you will have to clean the tap from the existing copper accumulations that accumulate here under the washer.

How do I replace the washer in the faucet? Was last modified: May 23rd, 2017 By Baivaylk
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