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Video:How to Stop a Leaking Faucet

with Debbie Anderson

Want to learn how to stop a leaking faucet in your home? This video will show you how to stop the leak without calling a plumber.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Stop a Leaking Faucet

Hi! I'm Debbie Anderson for About.com Home!

Information About Leaking Faucets

Having a leaky faucet drip in the middle of the night can really wear on your nerves over time. The great thing is that most leaky faucets can be repaired easily, so today Im going to show you how to fix a leaky ceramic disk faucet!

Supplies Needed to Stop a Leaking Faucet

For this project, you will need:

  • a Small Kitchen Knife
  • a scouring pad
  • new neoprene seals
  • and a pair of adjustable pliers with tape wrapped around the teeth to avoid marring the chrome

Instructions for Stopping a Leaking Faucet

First, turn off the water supply at the shutoff valves under the kitchen sink. Next, rotate the faucet spout to one side and raise the handle to expose the setscrew. Using your adjustable pliers, unscrew the hand and lift from sink.

Lift out each of the cylinders straight out of the handle to expose the seals. Remove the old neoprene seals from the cylinder openings. Clean the cylinder openings with a scouring pad. Rinse the cylinder with clear water. Put new seals into the cylinder openings and reassemble the faucet. Turn the water back on under the sink.

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