Moen Kitchen Faucet Repair Guide
No More Leaky Faucets In Your Home!
Do you have a leaky kitchen faucet and find yourself googling “moen kitchen faucet repair loose handle“? If it’s not too bad, you can fix it yourself. However, if the leak is more severe or difficult to reach behind the sink, please call a professional plumber for assistance.
Turn off your water supply at the source. Use your valve shut-off key or turn on an adjacent sink until it’s closed completely! Be careful not to adjust other valves before completing this step because any leaks may result in more damage than necessary. This is important for preventing further damages and repairs which can be costly if done by someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing!
Remove the faucet handle by turning counterclockwise with a wrench or adjustable pliers. Unscrew the nuts on both sides of the faucet using a wrench or adjustable pliers before pulling off any joints. You may also be able to remove them by hand if they aren’t too tight. Be careful not to drop parts into sink while removing which could cause damage or injury especially when dealing with moving parts like springs so watch your fingers!
Pull off all of the joints and remove them from sink. This should be done carefully so as to not scratch or damage any finishes on fixtures which could result in higher repair costs later on if we have to refinish them for you (at no extra cost).
Remove faucet body by loosening nut at base using adjustable pliers or wrench. If this is too tight, try wrapping a towel around it first before turning counterclockwise because some parts may still move when doing this but there’s no risk of injury like with moving springs mentioned earlier. After removing flange, inspect O-rings and rubber washers beneath for signs of wear and tear which might cause future leaks after installing.
Clean all parts with a rag to remove any dirt, grime or rust which could prevent proper installation and cause future leaks caused by corrosion buildup! Removing calcium build-up can be difficult but vinegar is excellent for this purpose because it’s an acid that dissolves minerals like calcium safely without damage from chemicals besides its low cost compared to replacing one of these pieces if not cleaned thoroughly enough the first time around.
Replace O-rings and rubber washers beneath faucet body after cleaning since these are what seal connections together so they must be intact in order for everything to properly fit back into place again when reassembling components before tightening nuts at both ends securely afterwards using adjustable pliers or wrench.
Assemble and reassemble all parts and pieces back in place using reverse order of disassembly. Check to ensure that everything is properly seated by turning faucet handles on & off a few times after tightening nuts securely to be sure they’re working fine before finishing up!
Turn water supply back on at source then check for leaks, running water or any other problems which could arise from improperly installed components such as loose connections or damaged fixtures since we can’t guarantee our work if you don’t do this step first because it’s the most important one besides cleaning beforehand anyway. If there are no issues with installation like mentioned earlier, pat yourself (or us) on the back and enjoy your newly fixed kitchen sink without worry about future leaks caused by poor craftsmanship!