Bathroom Sink Faucet Leaking - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-17-2011, 05:14 PM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 9
Rewards Points: 10

Bathroom Sink Faucet Leaking

One of my bathroom sink faucets is leaking. It started leaking from just the cold water, then the hot water started leaking too. The leaks are getting progressively worse.

I want to take the handles off to check the cartridges and washers, but can't figure out how to get them off. I have tried putting a small screwdriver into the hold and turning and just pulling up on the handles but have had no luck.

Pictures below:

Incidentally, does anyone know how to post images directly into these messages rather than using links?

My questions are as follows:

1. Is it worth it to even take these handles off considering the whole faucet seems to be leaking? Do you think it would be better to just get a whole new faucet and put it in (I've done it before).

2. If not, how do you get these handles off?

Thanks in advance for any help.


sgold33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 06:16 PM   #2
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,525
Rewards Points: 1,000


It's up to you whether you want to change out the whole faucet or not. If you like that style, or don't have the ready cash, you might as well try to repair it.

The first step is to shut-off the water supply to the faucet under the sink. Then open the handles to release an other water under pressure in the pipes. Now put the stopper or a rag in the drain hole. You don't want to lose anything down there. Now it is time to remove the handles! It'll be pretty easy to do if you have the right sized Allen key to remove the set screw. Looks like a 3/32 or 5/64 to me. Pull the cartridge out (I'm not that familiar with the faucet in your photo, so there might be a little more
work & tools involved). Repeat with the other side.

Then bring them down to the local big box and pick-up your replacement cartridges and reverse the above instructions.

Good luck.


VIPlumber is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Loud noise, no hot water in bathroom sink loniac Plumbing 5 11-24-2010 11:52 AM
Bathroom sink clogged John P Plumbing 3 10-24-2010 03:37 PM
adding new sink / faucet / drain assembly... and I'm clueless :-( diy'er on LI Plumbing 4 11-13-2009 05:36 PM
Bathroom Sink Shutoff Valve, Supply Lines, Removing CathrynH Plumbing 9 01-10-2008 12:28 AM
bathroom tub and sink semi-clogged bobo Plumbing 2 04-19-2007 11:24 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1