Blanco Kitchen Faucet Repair

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Blanco Kitchen Faucet Repair
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Blanco makes a line of faucets used in homes and businesses. The kitchen faucets use a ceramic cartridge which changes the water flow and temperature. If you need to repair a leak in the handle, change the cartridge by taking the handle off. This small device operates water flow rates for both the hot and cold inlets. It takes a little know-how to access this part but if you follow directions closely and have all the proper tools, it is a 10 minute job.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Allen wrench or Phillips screwdriver
  • Channel locking pliers or plumber's wrench

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Shut off the water to the faucet by closing the valves underneath the sink. To close, turn each clockwise until it stops.

  2. 2

    Remove the handle on the faucet where the leak is located. Remove the set screw by unscrewing it with a screwdriver. Use an Allen wrench if the faucet uses an Allen-style screw. Pull the handle off the base of the faucet.

  3. 3

    Take the decorative cap off, this is a round, horn shaped piece. Unscrew the packing nut, which is the hex-shaped nut right under the handle near what would have been the handle's base when it was attached to the faucet. Use a large plumber's wrench or channel locking pliers to get this nut off.

  4. 4

    Take the cartridge out of the handle base by pulling it straight up and out. Put a new cartridge in its place. Replace the packing nut and washers as applicable and slide the handle back on.

  5. 5

    Install the handle screw and tighten it with your Allen wrench to secure it.

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