Lube Faucet? - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom
Advertisement


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

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Windows on Wash
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Display Modes
Old 07-23-2017, 10:29 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,934
Rewards Points: 3,183
Default

Lube Faucet?


My kitchen faucet head has buttons that you can push left or right to toggle between a stream and spray pattern. It's getting hard to push and one of the buttons broke off. I think I remember replacing one of the buttons before. I just had to find it. But is there a way to clean and or lubricate that mechanism to make it move more freely?
mathmonger is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-24-2017, 06:13 AM   #2
Exterior Construction
 
Windows on Wash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Washington DC Metro Area (VA, MD, DC)
Posts: 24,695
Rewards Points: 13,152
Blog Entries: 41
Default

Re: Lube Faucet?


You will have to remove that selector from the head. To be perfectly honest, I don't think that most are intended to be serviceable in a vast majority of the cases. Doesn't quite fit our new "throw-away" manufacturing approach.

Post up a picture and see if you can get the guts out before the picture so that the smart plumbing folks can tell you if and how to get it apart.
Druidia likes this.
Windows on Wash is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-24-2017, 07:51 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,934
Rewards Points: 3,183
Default


If nothing else, I'm thinking of just lubing up that metal shaft. Probably not going to make it worse.
Attached Thumbnails
Lube Faucet?-20170724_084605_1500900463301.jpg  
mathmonger is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-25-2017, 11:26 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,934
Rewards Points: 3,183
Default

Re: Lube Faucet?


Seems to work much better with a little oil.
mathmonger is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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
pressure and shower faucet rob613 Plumbing 2 04-18-2013 12:07 PM
Supply line from old faucet stuck in copper piping clm55 Plumbing 2 12-31-2012 12:55 PM
Changing faucet - reverse osmosis adapter grand_canyon Plumbing 4 11-20-2012 10:29 PM
Selecting a New Kitchen Faucet klumbsy Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 4 02-25-2011 08:29 AM
Ice in Cover over Exterior Faucet SPetty General DIY Discussions 13 01-11-2010 03:32 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts