Faucet Repair

Faucet repair how-tos and advice to fix any faucet in your home.

Quickly Fix Leaky Cartridge-Type Faucets

We'll take the mystery out of cartridge-type faucets and show you how to fix them yourself. Regardless of where the faucet is leaking, you can make the DIY repair by following the steps in this story. It doesn't take any plumbing expertise, and it'll finally put an end to that annoying leak.

Faucet Repair projects

  • Faucet Repair: Fix a Leaking Faucet

    Repair a leak around a faucet stem by tightening the packing nut or replacing the packing washer. Both are simple fixes.

  • Outdoor Faucet Repair: Fix a Noisy Faucet

    A dollop of plumber's grease is the best bet for curing the squealing that eventually develops on older, outdoor frost-proof faucets.

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  • Cool Tool: Wrench for Removing Faucets

    Buy this cool tool, a special faucet nut wrench, to simplify faucet removal under those hard-to-reach sinks. It works quickly and easily and you…

  • How to Repair a Noisy Outdoor Faucet

    An unusually noisy outdoor faucet may be due to something as simple as a worn-out washer. To find out, disassemble the faucet from the outside,…

  • How to Repair a Single-Handle Kitchen Faucet

    Repair a drippy ball-type faucet using these pro tricks to deal with stubborn screws. You may have to replace the handle, but not the entire…

  • How to Fix a Leaky Faucet

    You can fix almost any drippy single-lever kitchen faucet in about an hour. We'll show you how. The repair is a lot easier than you might think,…

  • Fix a Leaking Frost-Proof Faucet

    A leaking frost-proof faucet can waste a lot of water, but fixes are simple, whether the problem is the faucet stem washer assembly, the vacuum…

  • Fix a Leaking Faucet

    Fix a dripping laundry faucet by replacing the faucet washer or the valve stem O-ring. You can replace both in ten minutes with a wrench and…

  • How to Repair a Leaking Tub Faucet

    You don't have to put up with the slow drip from a leaky faucet, nor with the growing stain it often leaves in the tub or shower. Fix it now and…

  • How to Clean and Repair a Clogged Faucet

    Aerators are found on almost every kitchen and bath faucet, and if water flow slows or becomes uneven, clogs inside the aerator are usually the…