To fix a leaky bathtub spout, pull out the handle insert, remove the faucet handle, replace the faucet washer, put back the handle and handle insert, and then turn on the water to test the spout. Shut off the water supply to the tub before you begin working.Continue Reading
Shut off the water supply to the bathtub, and use a pocket knife to remove the handle insert from the faucet base in order to expose the handle screw. Loosen the handle screw, and remove the handle from the stem. If the handle does not come out after removing the screw, pour hot water over the handle to loosen the bond, and slide out the handle.
Remove the old washer, and replace it with a new similar one. Place the faucet handle back onto the stem, secure the handle with handle screw, and replace the handle insert. Take caution not to overtighten the screw to allow easy opening of the water faucet.
Turn on the water supply to the tub, open and then close it the tap. If the spout still leaks, check the spout for the problem, and fix the problem or contact a plumber.
To fix a leaky bathtub faucet, turn off the main water valve, remove the faucet handle and plate, remove the old O-ring and replace it with a new one and replace the faucet plate and handle. Most leaks are caused by a worn out O-ring. If this does not fix the leak, it may be due to a leaky pipe.Full Answer >
To troubleshoot a Glacier Bay faucet, begin by removing the aerator, or the small circular screened part, at the end of the water spout. Use slip-joint pliers if you are experiencing water flow restriction. Thoroughly clean the aerator and lubricate it before replacing it to see if the problem is solved. If not, inspect the nut on the spout, the handles, the shutoff nut, the water supply hose or the valve stem for water flow problems or leaks.Full Answer >
To replace a bathtub faucet, disconnect the water supply to the tub, drain the tub, and remove the set screw. Turn the faucet counter-clockwise until it comes off. Clean the outlet pipe with steel wool, attach the new faucet, and secure the faucet in place with the set screw.Full Answer >
To install a washerless bathtub faucet, turn off the main water supply, install the putty plate and faucet, make the plumbing connections and turn the water back on. The most common type of washerless faucet is the cartridge-style faucet, but there are other types available. Consult the owner's manual for model-specific installation instructions.Full Answer >