O-Ring Video

Enhance your One-Handle faucet repair knowledge with detailed installation instructions and a “How to” video.

HOW TO VIDEO

How To Instructions

Step-by-step Instructions

If Water is leaking around the base of your kitchen faucet it is normally caused by worn out O-rings. Replacing your o-rings is simple and can be done yourself. TIP: O-rings should be replaced every 10 years to keep your faucet in tip top shape.

To get started you will need a crescent wrench or strap wrench, small cloth rag (optional), flat-head screwdriver or needle-nose pliers and Silicone grease

1

Turn off the water supply to both the hot and cold sides of the faucet underneath the sink. Loosen the coupling nut from the base of the spout by using a crescent wrench (Tip: cover the crescent wrench with a rag to prevent scratching the finish) or a strap wrench to turn the nut counterclockwise. Note: If the faucet is a single lever type, you will need to remove the faucet handle before beginning.)

2

Once the coupling nut is loosened, twist the coupling nut counter clock wise to remove.

3

To remove the spout you will need to twisting back and forth then pull the spout up and off the base.

4

The O-rings should be easy to see and locate, there are at least one or two O-rings, but there could even be three or four, remove each o-ring using a flat-head screwdriver or needle-nose pliers.

5

Apply Silicone grease to the faucet spout base where the O-rings will be re-installed.

6

Slip the new O-rings onto the faucet body within their grooved slots, making sure the O-rings are not twisted.

7

Apply Silicone Grease to the o-rings once mounted on the spout base.

8

Reinstall the spout, handle and screws along with the plastic decorative covers in the reverse order to which you removed them. Turn water supply back on and test for leaks.