Look at the box and find your valve model. Once loose, spin off the nut and you'll see this: Using a flat-blade screwdriver, gently pry up on the cartridge body at the tabs there's one on the other side , working it carefully until the cartridge loosens and pulls out. Feel free to try them at first if you don't have the socket. Usually when I want to take something apart, I can find many web pages and videos showing how, but not this time. Turn the water back on and check for proper operation. Shut off the water feed to the faucet! Copyright © 2012-2017 Steve Lionel.
It is just pressed on and should come off with a bit of wiggling. Feb 27, 2011 This faucet is designed to run full open and has no adjustments for lowering the flow. You may find these helpful. I would put something around the handle to keep the lever from opening completely maybe some pipe insulation or tape. It isn't clear to me if 209880 covers all the old models my Domo was from 1991! Swivel the spout all the way to the left or right. Posted on Mar 19, 2010 My bathroom faucet handle not same brand as yours was so hard to turn that it pulled the base around with it on the vanity when I jerked it. Note that if you have a popup or ad blocker enabled the list of documents may not display.
You should now see something like this: Using your hand, pull up on the chromed plastic cap to remove it. From under the faucet there is one or two nuts fastening the faucet to the counter, they are usually screwed on just a little more than hand tight. In particular, my 1991 cartridge was all ceramic instead of the plastic body shown here. Optional - Fix for Binding Spout While you have the cap off, you might want to perform an added step to prevent or fix binding of the spout swivel. The cartridge also comes with a replacement handle screw. Some of the handle-attachment screws may also have a slot for a flat-blade screwdriver, but I strongly recommend using a Torx driver instead. If you don't get this right, the spout won't move at all.
You'll probably find the aerator screen is clogged with debris and you can wash it off. This will help prevent the nut binding on the threads and will also make it easier to replace the nut. If you find that the faucet base rotates, you can swivel the spout all the way to the left and apply pressure to hold it in place. I suggest at this point you make sure the handle moves freely and doesn't bind. After you clean off the aerator and screw it back into place your new faucet should work fine. They sent out a different guy this time and he knew where to find and how to remove another of the faucet's built-in limiters it has three, apparently.
If you found this useful and would like to show thanks, a donation in any amount to , the no-kill cat shelter I volunteer for, would be appreciated. I have for that too. Some models use this, some do not. Push the spout back down and swivel it to make sure it doesn't bind. The flow rate is set by backing off the screw in the body of the cartridge not the cone-head screw.
With your hands, grab the spout assembly and pull up firmly while you twist it. I hope this picture of them can you or anyone else with this same problem remove the limiter and get strong flowing water again. The temperature limit is set by adjusting the ring with the letters and numbers - the documents below can help. I saved the removed water limiter parts. Wipe this off with a paper towel and then generously grease the O-ring. This comes in a separate plastic bag in the box - you may be tempted to think it's trash, so hold onto it until you determine if you need it.
Note on the box picture the cone-headed screw shown in red. You don't need to go crazy here - this will seat the cartridge against the valve body. This is used to remove the handle. The measurement from the center of the faucet straight down through the handle to the center of the outlet on the handset is considered the length of the spout itself. The problem may not be fixable, so be prepared to replace the faucet.
They are not interchangeable with other handsets or other spouts. Jul 02, 2012 Take off the aerator from the spout it just screws on, and should not be so tight you need a wrench and then run the water. . In order to make life easier for whoever has to do this in the future, I recommend coating the threads where the retainer nut screws down with a thin film of anti-seize compound. At the back of the spout may be a screw - use the T15 driver to remove it. This screws into the back of the valve stem use a flat-blade screwdriver and hits the flow limit stop screw. If you find that the nut does not loosen readily, spray the penetrating oil around the edges of the nut and let it sit for a couple of minutes, then try again.
I'll get to that later. This often happens when you turn the water supply off to connect the new faucet. I would definitely recommend against Vise-Grip type locking pliers here, as there isn't much to grip and you might deform the nut. If that measurement is 7 inches, then you need the 4. The handsets are measured from the threaded end where your hose screws on to the tip of the spout, so you should be able to determine the spout you need by unscrewing it from the hose and measuring it from end to end either 4.