felicia. faucet design. February 22nd , 2018.
To disassemble unscrew the setscrew and pull off handle. Though these faucets are washerless, they do have inlet and outlet seals that may leak, or sediment may build up inside the inlets and cause leaks. After removing the escutcheon cap, lift out the cylinder and clean the neoprene seals and cylinder openings. Be sure the faucet is in the "open" position when replacing seals.
Cartridge Faucet - this washerless faucet is identified by the narrow metal or plastic cartridge inside the faucet body; and it is available in both single and double handled cartridge designs. Cartridge faucets have a hollow cartridge insert that lifts and rotates to control the flow and temperature of water. Dripping at the spout occurs when the cartridge seals wear out. Leaks at the base are caused by worn o-rings.
Disc Faucet - a top-quality fixture, the disc faucet has a single handle and is identified by the wide cylinder by the faucet body. The cylinder contains a pair of closely fitting ceramic discs that regulate the water flow: a movable upper disc turns or lifts and lowers against a fixed lower ceramic disc. Most ceramic disc faucets don′t drip or leak because they′re made to be almost maintenance free. Dripping at the spout occurs when the neoprene seals or cylinder openings are dirty. If the faucet continues to leak after cleaning, then install a new cylinder.
Of all the fixtures and appliances the kitchen faucet is probably the one we use the most. According to faucet manufacturer KWC, the average family uses the kitchen faucet more than 40 times a day. Whether it′s hand washing, rinsing off dishes, filling a pasta pot or washing vegetables, the kitchen faucet gets a real workout every day. So when it′s time to buy a new faucet you need to know how to choose one that will do it′s job and will keep doing it for years to come. But, not to worry, this guide should take much of the fear and loathing out of selecting a new faucet.