How To Fix A Leaky Bathtub Faucet?

How do you stop a dripping bathtub faucet?

Here’s what to do:

  • Shut off your water source. Depending on your home’s setup, you may be able to shut off the water by going under the sink.
  • Pry off the handle insert.
  • Unscrew the handle screw.
  • Replace the washer.
  • Replace the handle and handle insert.
  • Turn the water back on.

What causes a leaky bathtub faucet?

The annoying and costly non-stop drip from a bathtub faucet is generally caused by the failure of small washers. You don’t need a plumber to fix the problem. The faucet handle attaches to a stem and when you turn the handle it moves the stem. Small washers are attached to the end of the stem with screws.10 Dec 2018

How do you fix a leaky single handle bathtub faucet?

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How do you repair a bathtub faucet?

  1. The exposed rubber part at the very top of your faucet’s stem is called the seat washer, and it is designed to seal off the water flow.
  2. Loosen the screw holding the washer together and screw in a new one.
  3. If your tub faucet is still leaking after swapping out this piece, you may need to replace the faucet stem.