What could be worse than the sound of dripping water? To save all households from such an unpleasant situation can replace or repair the mixer. In this article we will describe how to repair the mixer with your own hands in the bathroom (in the shower) or in the kitchen, consider the options for single-lever and ball-type mixer.
First you need to try to determine the cause of the mixer malfunction among many assumptions.
Replacing the cartridge of a single-lever mixer
The most common cause of single-lever leakage mixers is small debris, located between the discs used metal-ceramic shutter, or turned up for some reason in a spherical sleeve.
Such a malfunction can be eliminated only by replacing the cartridge. How to do it:
That's it! Congratulations, you yourself have eliminated the cause of the leak.
Cleaning the aerator
The cause of the malfunction is most likely a clogged aerator. In order to eliminate it, you will have to:
Repair of the mixer with the switch
Assume that water began to flow simultaneously into the shower hose and into the spout. Worn spool gaskets that are in the switch may well be the cause of this malfunction. To eliminate it you will only need to replace the gaskets. The upper gasket can be removed without disassembling the switch using a thin hook. To remove the hose will be enough to unscrew the cap nut shower mesh-watering can.
To replace both worn spool gaskets, do the following:
Rubber rings can also be made by yourself. Hard rubber up to about 4 millimeters is perfect for this purpose. Consider that the rings made in this way will be short-lived. As a temporary option under the worn rings can be wound flax thread or thin copper wire.
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> The reason may be a damaged gland. You can fix the problem in the following way:
Repair of the button switch
The button stopped returning to its original position. The reason lies in the broken spring. Steps to fix the breakdown:
Be sure to check the operation of the replaced spring. The spring should return to its original position when reducing the water pressure and when the valve heads are twisted.
Remember that before proceeding with the repair of the mixer, you should turn off the water with special valves on the pipes that supply water to the apartment.
From the following video you can learn how to fix various problems with the bathroom faucet: