Two-Handle Faucet Repair – Start with the Basics

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

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Plastic Stem

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

Brass Stem

  • Problem
  • Water drips from faucet spout
  • Water leaks from spout handle
  • Water leaks from handle base
  • Replacement Parts
  • Stem, Seat, Washer
  • 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)