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How to fix a ceramic faucet with a ceramic disk replacement cartridge.
Kitchen sink faucet, pretty standard, we have one here, a pull-out spray, most houses havethem now.
Just for the sake of time, I've already shut the water off to this faucet, so the firstthing to do is test it to make sure that the water is off.
Test the hot, and test the cold.
With this faucet, what we're looking to do is change the ceramic disk, which is goingto be underneath the handle, and so I'm going to walk you through that process right now.
So you want to take the spout, turn it off to the side, take the handle, lift it straightup.
This nut right here, we're looking to take this handle off, some faucets have an allen-wrenchset screw in the back, some faucets just pull straight off, this one here has a little decorativered and blue rubber stopper, and if you take it out with your fingers, set it off to theside.
So, in order to take this handle off, you have to use a very small allen-wrench.
This allen-wrench size is about 1/8th of an inch, and you insert it into that hole, backoff the screw, not all the way, you don't need to, and it lifts off, set it off to theside.
Now you're going to see this little plastic piece, this is decorative.
This little decorative piece, you don't want to put a tool on, its usually just hand-tight,get a good grip, back it off.
Now there's a glass piece that holds in this cartridge, sits right on top.
So you want to take your time and you want to back off this brass piece, and you wantto use your channel locks (xx xx xx) and you want to back it out.
Then set your hardware off to the side, now the cartridges will move straight up.
Take notice that the cartridge has a couple of little plastic protrusions in the back.
This little red piece, these are the O-rings, this is usually what leaks, and if it does,quite simply you just take a ceramic cartridge and you put a new one in.
We happen to have one ready to go, so, this ceramic cartridge goes right back in the sameway it came out, and we're looking to line up these little protrusions in the back ofthe faucet.
You take it, drop it back in, make sure its nice and tight and not moving anywhere.
Take your channel-lock pliers, tighten it down until its firm.
Reverse the procedure, take your decorative chrome piece, put that down, and what I'dlike to do is just put the handle back on for now.
I want to turn the water on, run the faucet, make sure its not leaking anymore, make surenothing's hidden, so I don't have to do it twice.
Okay the water's back on, now we're going to test it out, appears to be working well.
So now I can take my allen-wrench, put it back in.
And that's how you fix a ceramic disk faucet.