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How to replace the washer in the faucet?

The faucet in the apartment

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

Most cranes can be put in order with new washers sold in stores for the sale of plumbing at a very low price.

You will need

  • You will need: a screwdriver, two adjustable wrenches, cloth, as well as a new washer itself.



The first step is to turn off the water tap,for this look under the sink and get the valve. Turn the valve and wait until the water which flows from the tap, will not stop flowing. In older homes, it may not have individual valves for each tap, in which case you will need to disable the entire network. As a rule, the crane, which disables the network is located in the bathroom.


It is necessary to wait until the water stops drippingfrom the crane, which has been disconnected you. The same will apply to and parallel crane, no matter what kind of water it delivers. It is necessary to specify the type of the water system, which is used in your home. It so happens that it is necessary to drain the water from all the existing pipes. Only after you are sure that the water supply is completely turned off, you are ready to replace the washers.


We need to find the hole in which the bolt is screwed,protecting the valve. This bolt must be unscrewed, and the need to protect the valve, covering it with a cloth. Then you need to use a wrench and unscrew the top of your faucet. On some types of cranes mounted top cover, which must be removed before unscrewing the tap itself. The lower part of the existing faucet starts to move sometimes, in this case, you need to give it with the help of key resistance. At the bottom of the faucet and that the washer is to be replaced. Press it with a screwdriver.


Clean the rod with a cloth, and thenreinstall the new washer. Replace the top part of the crane, and then secure it with screws. After you make sure that the valve is installed in a stable position, it will be possible to include the main water supply. If the faucet continues to flow, it is necessary to clean the faucet from the existing copper stocks, which accumulate here under the washer.

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