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How do I replace kitchen faucet washers? Answered

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iceng
iceng

4 years ago

1) Get an experienced faucet changer or

2) A] Get a bucket and sponge

B] Turn off the valves feeding water to both the hot and cold faucets.

C] Twist open the faucet, pop the cover and unscrew screw holding the handle.

D] Use a wrench to undo the hex packing-nut

E] Now you can unscrew the stem with the washer you want to replace

F] After exchanging the washer, reverse the process.

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grzsmith
grzsmith

Answer 4 years ago

Thank you so much for your reply.

This is a Kohler faucet, couldn't get any help from their website. I got as far as unscrewing the stem (doing this one at a time), or cartridge and pulling it out. No evident external washer, top o-ring is in good condition. On the bottom of the cartridge there's a thin hard white "plastic" layer, another thin silver metal layer, and recessed metal center with a Phillips screw that came out easily. That screw seems like was holding an internal (to the cart) red rubber washer which can be seen thru the water outlet holes at the bottom of the cart. Problem is, with the screw out, the plastic and silver metal and recessed center all still are very unmovable. Do I pry them off? Or I can maybe go thru the water outlet holes and apply leverage down on that recessed center which can be seen thru same holes?

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iceng
iceng

Answer 4 years ago

Depending on which Kohler put it back together if possible these use allen wrenches, Never use force, and you may need a kit to reassemble...

These need a plumber unless it is very very old, before you were born ...

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rickharris
rickharris

Answer 4 years ago

+1 on the ecperienced fixer!

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rickharris
rickharris

4 years ago

Depends a lot on what type of faucet you have - try looking it up on google if you know the name of the maker.

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iceng
iceng

Answer 4 years ago

Yea. there are a lot of faucets some are even with left hand threads...