Tub and Shower Disk Faucet Repair and Installation

Tub and Shower Disk Faucets

This faucet works like a sink cartridge faucet and repairs are similar.

If water drips out the spout or seeps out around the handle, buy a kit and replace all the rubber parts. Inspect the cylinder and replace it if you see signs of wear. If your model has plastic rather than ceramic disks, replace the entire unit.

Depending on the model, you may need to partially disassemble the cylinder to get to all the rubber parts.

Checklist

Time
An hour or two for most repairs

Tools
Screwdrivers, adjustable wrench, groove-joint pliers, cleaning brush

Skills
Shutting off water, dismantling a faucet, installing small parts

Prep
Shut off the water, close the tub stopper, and place a rag in the tub to catch any parts

Materials
Repair kit for your model of faucet, silicone grease

Step 1

Shut off the water and turn the faucet on until water stops flowing. Remove the handle and the escutcheon. Unscrew three screws to remove the cylinder.

Step 2

Remove rubber seats with your fingers. Clean the openings with a cleaning brush, such as a toothbrush. Replace the rubber seats with duplicates. Rub a bit of silicone grease over the seats.

Step 3

Do the same for all other rubber parts. If you need to pry out an O-ring, try using a small screwdriver. Work carefully to prevent nicking the plastic housing.


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gloriabrit59812 wrote:

hope i ca do this

6/7/2014 01:54:15 PM Report Abuse
gloriabrit59812 wrote:

none

6/7/2014 01:53:41 PM Report Abuse
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