- 1 How do you remove a retaining ring from a faucet?
- 2 How do I remove a stuck kitchen faucet cartridge?
- 3 How do you remove a faucet handle without screws?
- 4 How do you remove a single handle faucet cartridge?
- 5 How do I know if my faucet cartridge is bad?
- 6 How do you remove old faucet handles?
- 7 How much does it cost to replace a faucet cartridge?
How do you remove a retaining ring from a faucet?
Insert a small flathead screwdriver between the bottom of the clip and the cartridge if you cannot grasp the clip with pliers. Pry the clip out far enough that you can get a firm hold with the pliers. Pull the clip straight out of the cartridge.
How do I remove a stuck kitchen faucet cartridge?
The usual procedure for removing a cartridge is to unscrew the handle, and after turning off the water, pull out a retaining clip. In the best of circumstances, you then grip the cartridge stem with pliers and pull, and the cartridge should slide right out.
How do you remove a faucet handle without screws?
If you can’t have it out with your plain hands, try using a pair of pliers or faucet handle puller. Pliers can scratch your faucet’s handle if applied directly. Wrap an old cloth or towel around the handle’s base then use the pliers. After removing the handle, you may find some mineral deposits.
How do you remove a single handle faucet cartridge?
Unscrew the nut with an adjustable wrench. You’ll see a plastic cylinder with a stem on top. That’s the faucet cartridge. Remove the Handles and Nuts
- Use a screwdriver to remove each screw.
- Set the screw aside.
- Carefully pull straight up on the handle.
- Repeat for the other handle.
How do I know if my faucet cartridge is bad?
Signs that a cartridge faucet needs repair are water dripping from the spout, difficulty in adjusting the water temperature, hot water entering cold water outlets like toilet supply lines and inadequately heated water at some faucets.
How do you remove old faucet handles?
Place a scrap piece of wood on the faucet body. Wedge the tip of a slot screwdriver under the base of the handle and, using the wood as a fulcrum, pry up on the handle. This may generate enough force to loosen the handle. Purchase a faucet puller if all else fails.
How much does it cost to replace a faucet cartridge?
While you can replace a plumbing cartridge yourself, you should have a professional plumber help you. The average cost to replace a shower cartridge is $240. Homeowners spend an average of $175 on labor to replace a shower cartridge, and materials generally cost $65.