My friend named Kristian has lived in Texas since 2012. It was around two years ago; he bought a single handle kitchen faucet for his kitchen. But unfortunately, from last month he noticed the water was dripping out of the faucet spout.
He called a plumber for fixing. The plumber told it was leaked. But he was surprised when the plumber gave him a quotation for fixing the leaky faucet. It was around $178 to $ 190, which is really high for him. Also, he knew he can easily buy a new faucet under $200 from the market.
We will show here how to fix two types of single handle kitchen faucets – ball, and ceramic disc.
- A Towel.
- One hex key.
- One adjustable or pipe wrench.
- New washers, springs for ball faucet or new cylinder for ceramic disc faucet.
- A slight head screwdriver.
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Step-1: First, need to turn off water valves under the sink.
Then, close the drain and place a towel in the sink to help protect it.
Step-2: To remove set screw, you need to use a hex key.
Step-3: Gently lift up the lever.
Step-4: For Ball Faucet take off the cap using a adjustable or pipe-wrench.
For Ceramic Disc Faucet remove the handle and trim ring unscrew the retainer nut.
Step-5: In the ball faucets, You will see there are the cap, ball and washers with spring. Remove the cap and ball first. You must note how the holes in the ball line up with the faucet body.
Then, remove the washer and spring using a slight head screwdriver.
For Ceramic Disc Faucet just pull out the cylinder.
Step-6: For Ball Kitchen Faucets replace the new springs first then gently replace new washers.
For Ceramic Disc Faucet install a new cylinder.
Step-7: Then reinstall all parts which you lift up.
Re-Assemble Ball Kitchen Faucet:
NOTE: In Ball Faucet re-installation the ball must be in the correct position for correct operation.
Re-Assemble Ceramic Disc Kitchen Faucet:
Watch Now: How To Fix A Leaky Single Handle Kitchen Faucet Step by Step
If you have any questions or face to any problem to fix leaky kitchen faucet or even install a new one, please let us know through comment box. We’ll definitely try to reply you as early as possible.
After all, If you decide to buy a new faucet for your kitchen then our reviews and buying guide will definitely help you to choose the best one.
Reference: HenryBush, Kohler, Delta Faucet, Lowe’s
9 thoughts on “How To Fix A Leaky Kitchen Faucet Single Handle (Ball & Ceramic Disc Faucets)”
Leaky faucets are a common problem.
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