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Fix Kitchen Sinks

Updated:2013-11-12 14:28:37
By far, the most common repair on a sink is the faucet. It is the most used mechanically working part of the sink. Gaskets can wear out with continual use and before you know it, there is that annoying drip. You can only fiddle with the handle for so long before you realize that you either have to call the plumber or take the faucet apart yourself. Pat yourself on the back if you are attempting this for the first time as you will be quite proud of yourself when you are finished.

Instructions as follows:

                                                          

Firstly, open the cabinet under the sink and locate the hot and cold water valves. Turn both clockwise as far as they will go. This will turn off the water to the sink. Check by turning on the kitchen sink and seeing if any water comes out. If the valves are very old and corroded in the "on" position, you will have to go back farther along the pipes and usually into the basement or crawl space to turn off the water going into the kitchen. The faulty valves under the sink will have to be fixed, but you can address them later.

Secondly, face the kitchen sink faucet and look at the handle. You should see a small, round face plate that is covering a screw. Pry it off with a lobster pick, a pen knife or anything else that has a sharp point. Unscrew the screw with your screw driver and set it aside for reassembling the faucet later. Pull the top part of the faucet handle off.
Thirdly, look at the inside of the faucet handle. You should see a nut on top holding a cartridge in place, and a rubber gasket (or some variation since there are lots of styles of faucets). Pull this off gently and check to see if it has been cracked or worn. If it looks fine, wipe it with a cloth and set it aside.
Fourthly, unscrew the nut holding the cartridge in place. There should be a small gasket where it sits into the seat of the faucet. Pry this off and inspect it for damage. If it looks in good condition without being worn down, you should take the faucet cartridge to your local hardware store and find a replacement. If the gasket is worn, as is usually the case, replace it with a new one.
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