Water should not be dripping from your kitchen two-handle faucet while the unit is off. Learn how to repair a dripping kitchen two-handle faucet with help from a longtime plumber in this free video clip.
I'm Terry with Towers Murray Plumbing here to show you how to repair a leaking two handle kitchen faucet. The first thing you need to do, remove the handle. Now each manufacturer is going to be a little bit different on their handle. Most of them have an index button and a screw to hold the handle in place. Once you remove your handle you'll need a crescent wrench or a pair of pliers to remove the stem or cartridge. Now this particular one, the stem screws right into the faucet. On some of them you'll have a separate locknut that holds the stem in place. You can take that down to your supply house, match it up, pick up a new one. Once you have a stem removed, there will be between two and three washers to replace. One is called the bonnet washer, two is the bib washer, three is the O ring. Remove the screw from the end. Now some faucets have a little bit different kind of washer and then remove your O ring. Take them down, have them matched up, replace your O ring, replace the washer, tighten your screw down, put your bonnet back together, replace the bonnet washer. Now you're ready to put your stem back in your faucet. Again I'm Terry with Towers Murray Plumbing and we just showed you how to repair a two handle kitchen faucet.
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