How to Fix or Repair a single handle Bathroom Vessel Sink Faucet? Single Handle Vessel Filler Bathroom Faucet repair mostly like normal Single Lever Bathroom Faucet Repair methods.
Single Handle Bathroom Vessel Sink Faucets are generally more expensive and more popular than traditional bathroom faucets. Since these faucets have more parts than other types, they are more prone to leak and need repair. Usually, repairing your single lever bathroom faucet is simple. Keep these tips in mind and you’ll repair your faucet like a pro!
Before You Start
It’s best to gather all tools and materials you need before attempting to take apart the faucet. It’s also a good idea to pull the sink stopper and place a rag or other cloth over the drain. This will keep you from losing small parts that may roll down into the sink.
Faucet Repair Kits
Most hardware or home improvement stores can set repair kits for the single lever faucets. A good kit will include the Allen wrenches and spanner wrenches necessary for this repair. It should also include rubber washers and nuts. Be sure you are getting a complete kit, and you won’t have to worry about running back to the store.
Protecting the Finish
It’s easy to mar or scratch the finish on your faucet during a repair. You will be using wrenches to get to hard to reach places. You may want to keep a sturdy cloth to wrap around the faucet to protect the finish while you are using your tools.
Now on to the faucet repair job
Each type of faucet will have a similar repair procedure. I suggest putting the parts in order on the counter beside you as you pull them out so that you know exactly how to put them back again.
1. Turn off the water.
2. Pry off the handle screw cover.
3. Take the screw out of the handle
4. Remove faucet handle (you may need handle pullers to do this)
5. Remove escusion if there is one (usually on two handle bath tubs and showers)
6. Loosen off the holding nut (in single lever bathtub showers there is a holding ring)
7. Remove the cartridge of Single Handle Bathroom Vessel Sink Faucet.
8. Replace the cartridge in single lever faucet.
9. Put back together
10. Check for leaks.
Congratulations! You just saved yourself $100-$200 repairing your own faucet.