Home Construction & Remodeling : How to Repair Old Kitchen Faucets That Leak



yeah I'm Tim Gipson I touched about how to repair old kitchen faucets that may leak now in repairing a leaky faucet you really need to look and determine where it is so if it's up here in the neck then it probably has something to do with the cartridge or the washer mechanism inside the handle another thing is if you have this type of faucet that has the sprayer as part of the faucet you might just want to check your connections to the hose to the faucet make sure that's nice and tight so once you do that and you really don't have any problems then some of the tools we're going to need to actually check this out and fix this will be a set of allen wrenches because that's what loosens the set screws you'll need a crescent wrench and perhaps a Phillips head and flathead screwdriver may not necessarily use them but it's a good idea to go ahead and have your tools ready to go so the first thing we want to do is we want to be able to loosen this set screw in here so we can pop our handle off then once we do that typically there'll be some kind of a retaining ring just a decorative cover that you can turn off and now we've got the inside of our faucet so once we've got everything exposed now before we do anything if we can identify that that's where the leak is the next thing we'll want to do is that we want to if we're going to change anything we want to make sure we turn off of water now if the first thing we might want to try to do is as if it's leaking a little bit and usually as a cartridge is just give it a little bit of a turn and see if turning it and seating it will make that leak go off so if that cuts the leak off you're good to go you can put everything back together but now if we determined that we've got some bad washers in here or we need to remove this then what we're going to do is we're going to turn off the water and we're going to open the faucet up to relieve any pressure on the system and then we can remove the cartridge assembly and either replace the whole cartridge or replace the washers that are in there and with if you can look and you know the type of faucets you have then either your replacement cartridges or replacement washers can be bought in a kit at any hardware store or home improvement store I'm Tim Gipson and that's how to fix an old leaky faucet

9 Comments

  • Measuray Frank

    April 15, 2019

    Next time, please make sure you have your camera over the device you are referring too. Thanks!

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  • 1nick2erica

    April 15, 2019

    I would have liked to see you fixing a leak by the sprayer. That is the problem I am having – it's spraying all over. I've taken it apart and put it back together but the sprayer continues to leak. It is a Kohler. Thanks.

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  • Megan Butcher

    April 15, 2019

    Thanks Tim Gibson !

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  • rpreiss33

    April 15, 2019

    Nice fellow but could not see what he was doing….

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  • ravello99

    April 15, 2019

    Why isn't the faucet turned to his left so we can see what he's doing!?!? Unreal.

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  • dexter whittington

    April 15, 2019

    i painted my kitchen orange with white trimming my house is a 1940's house with original cabinets, i just hate then they have a weird smell to them i going to just get lowes rebuilt it with modern cabins,

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  • Hano Yadegar

    April 15, 2019

    would be nice if you didnt have the faucet in the way of your presentation we can see what your doing…. thx

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  • peter13433

    April 15, 2019

    i turned the handle / knob to release the excess water but it still drips alot. i thinnk its cus the knob is broken. i twitsted it way too much and it like poped open alittle. is it still safe to take it apart?

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  • peter13433

    April 15, 2019

    if i shut off my shut off valve and it still dripps, is it still safe to take apart the faucet????!!?!?

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