If your Grohe Ladylux faucet does not perform like it did when new, certain parts inside the faucet handle may have worn out. Replacing the cartridge in the faucet fixes most common problems with the Ladylux model because this cartridge has all the most sensitive parts including washers and seals prone to wearing out. It's a job anyone with basic repair skills will master after the first try and it should only take about a half hour to complete.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Allen wrench
- Replacement cartridge kit
Turn off water.
Remove the Ladylux handle by loosening the screw in the side of the handle lever with an Allen wrench and removing it. Then take off the faucet cartridge cover by hand and remove the adaptor for the handle inside by taking the screws holding it in place.
Remove the two cartridge screws securing the cartridge to the base of the faucet manifold and take our the cartridge. Remove the O ring and washer rings on spout that form the base of the handle and replace the O ring. Then reattach the washer rings.
Insert the new cartridge and attach it with the two cartridge screws. Both are part of the repair kit. Attach the handle adaptor using the replacement screws and then install the cover for the cartridge.
Insert the handle and screw to secure it to the base of the faucet. Turn the water on to test the faucet. Take the faucet apart again and tighten the cartridge screws or install another new cartridge if the leaking returns.
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