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3 ways to troubleshoot kitchen faucets

Not all faucets are designed the same way, but the process may be similar and ... will have gained some insight and confidence in fixing this problem as well.

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Before you call the plumber, you might be able to repair yourself a leaky kitchen faucet. These troubleshooting tips from different parts of a tap could save you money.

1. Vaporizers:
As a faucet aerator, the spray attachment nozzle of your sink can clog due to mineral deposits.

* Before working on the internal mechanism of the vaporizer, check under the sink that the pipe is not bent or twisted. If it is worn or folded permanently, have it replaced.

* If the problem persists, your vaporizer is probably clogged. To unpack it.

* Close the faucet and use an elastic to keep the handle of the vaporizer in the open position.

* Soak the spray head in 250 ml of warm white vinegar for 30 minutes, then run the vaporizer at full speed to clean up the remaining debris. Repeat as necessary.

* If the vaporizer remains too slow, disassemble the head and clean the nozzle parts with a toothbrush.

* Open the clogged holes directly with a straight pin

* Reassemble the sprayer head with the parts in place in the correct order.

2. Faucets:
The first step in any faucet repair is to shut down the two shut-off valves under the sink (if there is none, turn off the main supply valve), and then open the handles Tap for draining.

Then remove the faucet handle which is almost always held in place by a single screw or adjustment screw. Sometimes the screw is exposed to the top of the handle, but it is sometimes necessary to lift the decorative cover to access it.

* Unscrew the swivel retaining nut with a clamp. On some models, there may be a plastic retaining ring that you must remove.

* Lift the nozzle and spray sleeve inverter, if necessary, and check the O-rings on the valve body. If they are worn, deformed or damaged, replace them.

* Lift the cartridge holder ring with a small screwdriver. Use a clip to remove the old cartridge and replace it with a new one by following the manufacturer's instructions.

* Reassemble the faucet.

3. Drain hose:
If water leaks from the sink drain hose, it probably comes from the siphon and, more specifically, from the connecting nuts that hold it in place.

* Tighten a loose coupling nut with two pipe wrenches, or with a pipe wrench and pliers.

* Wrap the jaws of both tape tools to prevent them from scratching the chrome surface of the pipes.

* Grasp the lower house with one tool and tighten the nut with the other. If the leak persists, call a plumber.

* With the handle removed, use a wrench to remove the packing nut. Pull the rod assembly up, unscrew the brass screw holding the washer in place and replace the washer with a new one.

* If the leak persists, it may be necessary to replace the valve seat. Call a plumber in this case too.

Although it is not always possible to perform all the plumbing tasks yourself, starting with these tips you will manage to settle alone the majority of the glitches you will encounter.

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