To fix a leaky outdoor faucet, turn off the water supply, unscrew the faucet handle and spigot, check if the washer lays properly in the spigot, and replace any damaged spigot washer, valve system washer or the valve stem. Turn on the water to check if the repair was successful.Continue Reading
Shut off the water supply to the faucet, and undo the faucet handle with a screwdriver. Then turn and remove the faucet spigot with a crescent wrench. Check if the washer is properly sitting in the spigot, and examine the washer for any damages.
Scoop the old washer from the spigot with a flat screwdriver, and insert a new washer into the spigot. Place back the handle and spigot onto the faucet, and turn on the water to test the faucet.
If necessary, detach the handle and spigot from the faucet again, loosen and remove the packing nut with a crescent wrench, and remove the faucet valve mechanism. Remove the washer from the valve system, and insert a replacement washer. Check and replace the damaged faucet valve stem as needed.
Reattach the valve system to the faucet, replace the packing nut, and lubricate the nut and washer with grease. Reattach the spigot and handle onto the faucet, and turn on the water to test the faucet.
To repair an outdoor water spigot, turn off the water supply to the spigot, disassemble the spigot, and replace the washer and packing. You need a crescent wrench, an adjustable wrench, penetrating lubricant, a beveled washer and graphite packing to complete this task.Full Answer >
To replace a Delta faucet washer, take out faucet handle, remove the retaining screw and the nut and take the valve of the faucet out from the wall or the sink. Then, unscrew the washer stem, remove the O-ring and replace with new ones before reassembling the faucet.Full Answer >
Repair a leaky faucet by shutting off the water supply, removing the stem and replacing the washer. Reassemble the faucet by reversing the steps and turning on the water. The process requires an exact replacement washer, but only takes minutes to do.Full Answer >
To repair a leaky faucet, remove the faucet's handle knobs, unscrew the packing nut, and take the stem out of the faucet. Locate the O-ring and the washer in the valve seat, and examine them. These are the parts that usually cause a faucet to leak. Install a new washer and O-ring, and reassemble the faucet in the opposite order.Full Answer >