Quick & Hot Leaky Faucet Repair

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My faucet started leaking after about 3 years, it was fixed by replacing the O-rings.

Mine is called Anaheim Manufacturing Waste King Quick & Hot. It goes by some other names and brands too, if your faucet looks like the pictures then try this.

Tools/parts

  • needle nose pliers
  • electric hand drill
  • Small drill bit ~5/64"
  • Small screw
  • At least two #60 O-rings (1/4" O.D. x 1/8" I.D. x 1/16") part Danco 96774
  • Plumbers grease (optional)

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Step 1:

Step 2: Remove the Recessed Nut

Turn off the water supply and unplug.

Push needle nose pliers in the holes and turn counter-clockwise to unscrew the nut. If you are worried about scratches, put some masking tape around the area to protect the metal. If someone finds the proper tool to unscrew the nut let me know and I'll update.

UPDATE 1/18/2019

Dissassembly Tips: Read the comments before you disassemble, there maybe easier ways.

Faucet upgrade!: Also, after replacing the o-rings a few times I ended up replacing the faucet with one that has 'ceramic' valves. There is no plastic or rubber in the valve to wear out. Here is the one I'm using, it was a direct replacement and I got a good deal on an open box return from ebay.

Whitehaus WHFH-H1010-BN Forever Point of Use Instant Hot Water Faucet with Contemporary Spout and Self Closing Handle, Brushed Nickel

Step 3: Drill a Hole Into the Plunger & Replace the O-rings

Drill Hole

Drill a small hole into the top of the plastic plunger towards the middle. Just make it deep enough for about 2 threads of the screw to go in. Use the screw to pull out the plunger.

Replace O-rings

Remove the old o-rings with your finger nails, tooth picks or plastic only. If you use something harder than plastic like metal, you can scratch the plastic and it will never seal. It may help to user your fingers to squish the o-ring towards one side, then get a toothpick underneath.
Put the new o-rings on.

Step 4: Reassemble & Test

Reassemble

Put optional plumbers grease on the threads to allow easier removal next time.

Slowly turn on the water supply and check for leaks. Turn down the temperature dial and plug it in, test, then turn up the temperature to normal.

LEAK DETECTOR

The last picture is of a Sonin Leak Detector purchased from Harbor Freight for ~$12, the newer model is linked below. I highly recommend putting these underneath your instahot, dishwasher, clothes washer, hot water heater, ice maker, sinks and toilets in your home. They have saved me thousands of dollars in repairs! The Sonin's beep when the batteries get low which is a handy feature.

https://www.amazon.com/Sonin-00800-Remote-Sensor-1...

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    JoelS181

    8 months ago on Step 4

    AWESOME directions. I am somewhat of a clod at this stuff, but the directions worked like a charm, especially drilling the hole in the "plunger" (mine was really jammed in there) to get it out. Turned out that I was missing the lower o-ring entirely. Had the poster not displayed a picture of the assembly, I never would have known that. Thanks!

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    CurtisV10

    Tip 8 months ago

    If you turn on the water after removing the nut and push then release the plunger it will probably pop up using water pressure for removal without need for drill and screw.

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    kelpchexCurtisV10

    Reply 8 months ago

    Thanks for the tip, I added a suggestion that readers check the comments.

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    tihso

    8 months ago on Step 3

    You can easily remove the goose neck by pulling up on it. O-rings hold it in place. Then simply use a wrench to remove the recessed nut instead of pliers. I used a cresent wrench since I did not have a big enough box end. I believe it’s a 19 mm. OBTW, your repair worked perfectly. Thanks! I spent $5 versus $200. I also kept tapping on the spring loaded plunger with my finger until it popped up...just lucky.

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    kelpchextihso

    Reply 8 months ago

    Thanks for the tip, I added a suggestion that readers check the comments.