How to Repair a Leaking Single Handle Bathtub Faucet
By: Danny Lipford
The single handle faucet on my bathtub leaks. I’ve taken it apart, but don’t see a washer to replace. How do I repair it? – Heather
Most leaks in single handle faucets are the result of a worn O-ring around the valve stem. But before you do anything else, make sure to locate the water cutoff so you can turn off the water to the faucet.
Here’s how to go about replacing the O-ring on a bathtub faucet:
- Reattach the escutcheon plate and handle, and you’re good to go!
Good luck with your project,
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