How to Fix a Leaking Faucet In the Laundry Room
Replace the O-ring on the valve stem or the faucet washer to stop the leak. Both can be replaced in 10 minutes using a screwdriver and a wrench.
- Screwdriver 4-in-1
- Adjustable wrench
- Materials Required
- Faucet washers
These laundry faucets are simple and inexpensive to repair. You must replace the faucet washer if it drips out of the spout. The rubber O-ring surrounding the valve stem may be damaged if water leaks from the handle. We recommend that you replace the O-rings, hot washers, and cold washers at the same time. Before you begin, remember to shut off the water supply and release the pressure. You may have a separate shutoff valve for the laundry. If not, you must close the main valve to turn off the water in the house.
Which type of faucet do I need for my laundry room?
When choosing a laundry sink faucet, there are several key factors that you should consider. Most people will be satisfied with a standard utility faucet, a slop sink, or a laundry faucet. The traditional two-handle taps have a long spout that reaches into the corners. Consider whether you need a wall-mounted or deck-mounted faucet when choosing these. Note the height and reach of the spout based on the clearance requirements and size of the basin. Consider other faucet features if you use the laundry sink for more than just laundry, such as washing pets, large pots or pans, or cleaning up after DIY projects. These include a single-handle faucet, a built-in dispenser of soap, a pull-out sprayer, or touchless activation. You will make further decisions about fixtures at the home center based on price and finish.
Fixing an Overflowing Laundry Faucet
Remove the handle of the faucet. Turn the valve with a wrench in the opposite direction. Pull out the stem.
Replace faucet washer
Remove the screw which holds the washer onto the valve. All the parts can be purchased at the local hardware store. You’ll discover drawers full of O-rings for faucets and washers. Look for washers that will fit into the valve recess. Also, find matching O rings. You can buy a new brass screw if the screw that holds on the washer was damaged when it was removed. Replace the screw when you arrive home. You can now reassemble your valve stem in reverse order. No more drips!