To remove a stuck and corroded faucet, turn off the water, clean off the corrosion and remove the faucet seat and twist off the nut. If removal tactics do not work, the nut may need to be cut off with a hacksaw.
- Turn off the water
- Clean the corrosion
- Remove the faucet seat
- Remove the nut
- Consult a professional
Before removing the faucet, turn off the water either underneath the sink or at the main water shutoff valve.
Before attempting to remove corroded nuts or faucet seats, clean off the corrosion by scraping the area and wiping down with a wet sponge. Other cleaning methods include soaking the area with a penetrating oil or white vinegar. Allow the solution to soak for several hours, and apply additional applications if necessary.
To remove a stuck faucet seat, use a hammer to tap a screwdriver around the seat's bottom. Push the faucet up high enough to access the nut.
To remove a corroded nut, try tightening the nut before loosening it. Other methods include tapping the nut with a hammer or applying heat to the area with a blow dryer or propane torch. If these methods do not work, the nut may need to be cut off with a hacksaw.
If these methods do not work, consult a professional for assistance.