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Replacing a Worn Washer

Follow these steps to replace a worn washer.
  • Turn off the water to the faucet.

  • Remove the decorative cap if there is one on top of the faucet handle.

  • Unscrew or pull off the handle and remove it.

  • Remove the cover over the valve if one is present.

  • Unscrew the packing nut that holds the body of the valve in place turning it counterclockwise.

  • Unscrew the retaining screw and remove the washer

  • Replace the old washer with the new one

  • Replace the old washer with the new one and reassemble the faucet.
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