Originally Posted by thekctermite
If you end up deciding to replace the disposer, you should know that it is not a difficult job at all. If it comes to that, we can easily walk you through making the plumbing and electrical connections. There aren't really any specialty tools required.
Thanks, in case it comes down to a disposal replacement!
The faucet is FIXED!!! Success!!! Took a lot more time and effort than anticipated to get the stuck old cartridge to come loose. Trial and error to figure out how to not only turn the water on but also turn it OFF, lol! Also, it matters how you position the new cartridge...that determines which direction you turn the handle to get hot or cold water...surprise!
In retrospect, it would be nice to have directions in words, with relevent advice, instead of just miniature generic grey pictures! Like, if your model doesn 't have the little ring for the next step, it's okay it doesn't need one you can just go on without it. And when you are removing the top cap of the faucet, yours might be a big helmet-like covering...the little tiny piece that the directions show being removed from the tippy-top is only an artistic rendition not in any way related to what you actually need to remove......
And, the 90-degree turn to the right is not a precise exact 90-degree turn...rather it's a vague minumum turn.....actually lots more turning, with wiggling, is better for stuck cartridges. And vinegar water might help dissolve old mineral deposits but never use WD40. And the pliers that they say you need to use to pull out the old cartridge might actually need to be something heavy-duty wrapped in a hand-protecting towel and applied with super-human strength for long periods of time! Or you might need to go out and buy a cartridge-puller tool because it might *never* come loose with only pliers! (?)
Where do we go to petition manufacturers to give people instruction sheets with actual words and sentences written on them, and to make the miniature grey pictures big enough to read without use of a magnifying glass?! How much more could it cost to use a little bit bigger piece of paper with a little more room for words and pictures??!!!
I and my 11-year-old really know how to replace faucet cartridges now! We are stoked on this DIY stuff now, ready.......for something easier next time! My husband was thrilled and impressed to come home late from work, exhausted, to discover that the faucet WORKS again! Yay!
Trying to save $ towards that nice storm door I want...and wondering if we should try to install it ourselves or not!