1 2 7 Steps to Fixing Your Broken Bathtub Faucet 1. Turn off the water 2. Pry the plastic caps off the knob of the faucet 3. Loosen the screw on the handle 4. Locate the packing nuts on the stems top and bottom 5. Holding the stem upside down, loosen the bottom retention nut 6. Wrap the valve stems threads in plumbers tape 7. Put the faucet knob back on 1 0 Did you know that leaking faucets and pipelines can result in an annual water waste of up to 1 1?

A leak in the house can require a plumber, depending on the problem. Simple DIY fixes for bathtub handles and faucets are available.

The same procedures you use to fix a broken bathtub faucet can also be used to fix a kitchen faucet or even an outdoor faucet. Over the years, these home repair skills could help you save hundreds on your water bill!

You should be prepared to deal with bits of plastic, hexagonal nuts, and other parts when working with the faucet itself. However, they are all a part of the apparatus. They are not necessary for the job, so leave them at home.

You should have these tools available as you get ready to fix the damaged faucet:

an allen key with a flathead the scraper several metal washers Tape for plumbers a socket The faucet will need to be disassembled and then reassembled, but this shouldn’t be too challenging. The location of various components may vary depending on the faucet model. You can consult the owner’s manual that came with your faucet to determine which parts go where.

HOW TO REPAIR A BROKEN BATHTUB FAUCET IN 7 STEPS Depending on whether you have a broken handle or faucet, some of these methods will change slightly. No matter where you place the handle on a broken faucet, the leak will continue.

You won’t be able to fully close the valve if the handle is broken.
The handle and faucet of your shower can be fixed using the same fundamental ideas.

1. Cut the water off. Before beginning any plumbing project, it’s imperative to turn off the water supply. If you don’t do this, you can wind up flooding your bathroom or causing serious water damage to other areas of your home. The environment could even become harmful depending on the profession!

Not all of your household’s water faucets need to be shut off. However, you must turn it off in the bathroom you are using.

As long as you know where the shutoff valve is, this step ought to be quite straightforward. If you’re unsure, consider inspecting a bathroom supply cabinet or cabinet. The majority of new homes have valves placed in these locations.

2. PULL THE PLASTIC CAPS OFF THE FAUCET KNOB. These won’t be available on every faucet. However, if yours does, they must leave. You may be able to screw or pop the plastic off of some models.

A flathead screwdriver should be inserted between the edge and the faucet itself if the plastic refuses to move. You can get it looser by doing this. Avoid using excessive force, which might harm things.

Put the caps away once you’ve taken them off so you can easily replace them later.

3. Loosen the handle’s screw. Once more, a screwdriver will be used. You can take the faucet out of the wall by releasing the screw. Depending on the kind of screw, you can require a flathead or a Phillips head screwdriver.

You might need to pick up some WD-40 from your neighborhood hardware store if you discover that the screw is stuck. This substance aids in lubricating and freeing stuck metal, simplifying repairs.

Pull back on the handle to remove it from the faucet stem once the screw is no longer secure. The valve stem is now visible.

4. PLACE THE PACKING NUTS AT THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF THE STEMS. You may unscrew and remove these with a screwdriver or your fingers. The faucet stem can then be easily removed.

HOLDING THE STEM 5. Turn the bottom retention nut upside down. The base of the stem is where the retaining nut should go. With your flathead screwdriver, you can loosen it. This can be loosened, and then you can remove the washer.

Use your scraper to remove any calcium or silt deposits while the stem is open in this manner. These may make it difficult for the faucet to shut off. Replace the old washer with a new one and discard the old one.

After completing all of this, you can use the retention nut to secure the new washer. Any leaks from the washer should be fixed.

6. USE PLUMBERS TAPE TO COVER THE VALVE STEMS’ THREADS. Make careful to use at least two layers of tape to wrap each thread. Once finished, trim any extra. Any leakage connected to the stem threads themselves will benefit from this.

You can reinstall the faucet’s stem. To tighten it until it is firm, use your wrench. The packing nut can now be replaced and tightened in the same manner.

7. REINSTATE THE FAUCET KNOB Put the faucet knob back on and secure it after addressing any potential leaks in the stem. Reinstall any protective plastic caps.

CONCLUSION A damaged bathtub faucet handle can be expensive and inconvenient. But there are surprisingly simple DIY solutions out there. You can address the issue at the source, regardless of whether the reason is a leaky connection, an outdated piece of plastic, or bad workmanship.

Make sure you have tools like a wrench and a screwdriver on you. The instruction handbook for your handle or faucet may also be useful to have on hand. If you don’t have that, though, most faucets are built similarly. Finding the necessary parts shouldn’t be too difficult.

One interesting point to remember is that shower and kitchen faucets throughout the rest of your home work similarly to bathtub faucets. Therefore, if you learn how to fix one, you can fix faucets all around your property.

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