A sprayer is a convenient tool to have installed with your sink. However, from time to time they may experience issues that require some attention. In this weeks article we are going to show you how to repair a sprayer.
Step 1: Disassemble The Faucet Handle
Before you get started, first shut of the water supply to the sink. Once you have done that you want to next remove the faucet handle to allow you access to the inner working of the faucet. You then want to begin dissembling the faucet body to expose the diverter valve.
Step 2: Locate The Diverter Valve
Now you want to locate the diverter valve. This may take some investigation on your part as they are configured differently based on make and model. However, in most cases they will be found at the base of the valve body.
Step 3: Remove the Diverter Valve
Once you have located the diverter valve you are ready to remove it from the faucet body. Do this by using a set of needle noose players and gently pull away from the faucet body.
Step 4: Inspect The Diverter Valve
With the diverter valve removed you now want to clean off any lime build up by using a toothbrush that has been dipped in vinegar. If cleaning the diverter valve doesn’t seem to do the trick you will want to take it into your local hardware store to purchase a replacement.
Step 5: Reassemble The Fuacet
Coat the freshly cleaned, or new, diverter valve with faucet grease and then insert it back into the body of the faucet. Once in place you can then reassemble the faucet back together, turn on the water supply to the faucet and test to see if this fixed the sprayer.
Let Caldwell Plumbing Help
Alternatively if you would like one of our skilled plumbers to assist with repairing your sprayer feel free to contact Caldwell Plumbing. We provide plumbing service to Oshawa, Courtice, Bomanville, Uxbridge, Pickering, Ajax, and the rest of Durham Region.