How to Replace a Washer in an Old-fashioned Sink Faucet.  Do you have an older home, with older plumbing fixtures?  Are you interested in possibly restoring these original fixtures to showcase the fine workmanship of days past? Sometimes this can be as simple as replacing a washer on a faucet.  Watch this how-to video guide to learn how to replace a washer in a leaky older sink faucet, (in this case, we show a Chicago brand faucet, but many of the older brands function the same way).   We show you:

  • The tools and materials you will need to complete the job
  • How to disassemble the various components of the faucet and stem
  • Where the washer is located (or seated) inside this older faucet.  
  • We demonstrate how a faucet works, i.e. how the washer functions to control the flow of water to and from the spout
  • How to easily remove the old washer and put in the new one
  • How to put the faucet back together

Then just test out your faucet to be sure that the problem is fixed, and you will be done!

You can Definitely Do This!

by See Jane Drill, Copyright 2016, All Rights Reserved