One-Handle Tub/Shower Faucet Repair – Start with the Basics

Shopping for faucet parts can be overwhelming. This tool breaks down one-handle tub/shower faucets with part views, tips and “How To’s”

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Ball-Style Faucet

  • Problem
  • Water drips from faucet spout
  • Water leaks from spout handle
  • Water leaks from handle base
  • Replacement Parts
  • Ball, Seat, Springs
  • O-Ring
  • Adjusting Ring, O-Ring

Cartridge-Style Faucet

  • Problem
  • Water drips from faucet spout
  • Water leaks from spout handle
  • Water leaks from handle base
  • Replacement Parts
  • Cartridge, O-Ring
  • O-Ring
  • O-Ring

Other Tips

  • After turning the water supply off from under the sink. Turn the faucet back on from the handle to drain the excess water from the faucet before disassembly.
  • As you are taking apart the faucet, lay the parts in order that you removed them and take a picture. This will help with reassembly.
  • Remove the aerator from the faucet spout (If is stuck you can wrap a vinegar soaked towel around the spout for an hour to help loosen)