Water Leakage In Stainless Steel Kitchen Faucets And Solutions


At present, many households have listed  Stainless Stee […]

At present, many households have listed  Stainless Steel Kitchen Faucet  as one of the kitchen essentials, and faucets are often used in our daily life, almost from morning to night, so the frequency of use is so high, I think the daily maintenance is also very Necessary. So today we will share the water leakage problem and solution of the stainless steel kitchen faucet, taking the push-type faucet as an example.

The faucet has a leaking problem before the inspection:
1. There is no water leak in the water dragon: this happens when the shaft gasket in the faucet wears. Solution: According to the size of the faucet, select the corresponding pliers to unscrew the faucet gland, and use the clip to take out the worn shaft gasket, and then replace it with a new one to solve the problem.

2. Water leaks at the joint of the faucet: Check if the nut at the lower joint is loose. Solution, tighten the nut or replace it with a new U-ring.

3. Causes of water leakage in the lower part of the faucet: It is caused by the wear of the triangular seal inside the gland. You can loosen the screw to remove the hoe, then loosen the gland, then remove the gland inside the gland seal and replace it with a new one.

Maintenance steps for the faucet to solve the water leakage problem:
Preparation tools: screwdriver, penetrating lubricant, pliers or adjustable wrench and the mat to be replaced.

Step 1. Close the inlet valve. Remove the small screws on or behind the faucet handle to remove the handle that is attached to the faucet body. Some screws are hidden under metal buttons, plastic buttons or plastic sheets that are snapped or screwed into the handle. Just open the button and you will see the handle screw on the top. If necessary, use some osmotic oil like WD-40 to loosen the screws.

Step 2: Remove the handle and look at the parts of the faucet. Use a large pliers or adjustable wrench to remove the packing nut, taking care not to leave scratches on the metal. Rotate the spool or shaft in the same direction as when you turned the faucet to unscrew them.

Step 3: Remove the screws that secure the washer. If necessary, use an infiltration lubricant to loosen the screws. Check the screws and spools and replace them if they are damaged.

Step 4: Replace the old gasket with a new one that is identical. New gaskets that are almost perfectly matched to the old gaskets generally allow the faucet to no longer drip. Also note that the old gasket is either beveled or flat and replaced with the same new gasket. A gasket designed only for cold water will swell significantly when hot water flows to block the water outlet, making the hot water flow slower. Some washers work in hot and cold water, but make sure that the gasket you bought for replacement is exactly the same.

Step 5: Secure the new gasket to the valve plug and reassemble the parts in the faucet. Rotate the spool clockwise. After the spool is in place, reinstall the packing nut. Be careful not to leave the wrench scratched on the metal.

Step 6: Reinstall the handle and replace the button or disc. Re-open the water supply and check for leaks.