How To Repair water leaking out of faucet handle | Solution
Question:(how to fix leaky faucet handle)My 2 handles are leaking bathroom taps. The faucet is a delta bathroom faucet and has two knobs or handles. When I turn on the cold water handle, water leaks from under the handle. If the cold water handle is not switched on, it does not leak. The hot water side does not leak. If a cold water handle or knob leaks onto my bathroom faucet, what is the easiest way to fix it? I want to fix it without spending much money or buying a new bathroom faucet? Can you tell me how to disassemble it and what parts I may need to fix or replace?
2 handles leaking under bathroom faucet handles
How to repair a lean two tap faucet?
Answer:A worn O-ring or seat washer is the most common cause of leaking under a tap handle or knob. Replacing the rubber O-ring or seat washer will fix the leak. Here are 2 ways to separate the taps and how to replace the O-ring or seat washery.
Method of leakage under tap repair 1
Step 1 – Turn off the water using the water valve under the sink.
Step 2 – Unscrew the handle using the appropriate size Allen wrench. (Remove decorative cap on top of handle if applicable)
Step 3 – Pull the handle and up. (You may need to pull the handle to remove it easily)
Step 4 – The packing nut that passes through the stem will now be visible.
Step 5 – Use a wrench or pliers to remove it.
Step 6 – Do not scratch the nut, use a paper towel on top of the tool while removing it.
Step 7 – On the stem you will see a small rubber O-ring.
Step 8 – Replace the worn O-ring with a new O-ring. (Be sure to use the same size O-ring or it may cause leaks)
Step 9 – If there is an O-ring inside the packing nut, replace that O-ring as well.
Step 10 – Check the threads and if the wire is clean with a brush.
Step 11 – Use a thread compound or silicon grease to lubricate the thread.
Step 12 – Put the taps back together.
Step 13 – Turn the tap back on the water under the sink.
Step 14 – Test the taps for leaks and good to go…
Leakage under tap repair method 2
Step 1 – Turn off the water from the tap under the sink.
Step 2 – Use a flat screwdriver and use a prying motion to remove the decorative cap on top of the handle.
Step 3 – A handle screw will now appear, remove the handle screw with a screwdriver.
Step 4 – Close the entire handle.
Step 5 – Use the appropriate wrench size and remove the packing nut.
Step 6 – Opening the stem.
Step 7 – Remove the seat washer and replace it with a new one. (The seat washer is held in place by a brass screw)
Step 8 – Take out the stem from the packing nut.
Step 9 – Replace the worn O-ring with a new O-ring.
Step 10 – Use a thread compound or silicone grease for lubrication.
Step 11 – Put the taps back together and tighten the packing nut.
Step 12 – Turn the tap back on the water under the sink.
Note: Both 2 handles are STEM FAUCETS and COMPRESSION FAUCETS, the information on this page will work with small changes to fix both.
The above water tap leak repair instructions are for 2 taps or sink taps with handles in both bathrooms and kitchens.
There are water faucet repair kits that are available to fix the leakage of your bathroom faucet. These kits include everything to fix a tap leak under the handle. Most kits include seats, springs, cams, o-rings and ball assemblies. Leak repair kits are available to fit kitchen, bathroom, lav and bath taps. See below for some repair kits for your leaking faucet.
Faucet repair kit
O-rings, stem cartridges, springs, seat washer, silicon grease, rubber washer