How to Fix Eljer Shower Faucets

Save

Eljer faucets repair by replacing the cartridge inside the handle, a common repair to many brands of shower faucet. This fix solves leaks, inconsistent water temperature or low flow rates. A plumber is not needed for this repair, all it requires is a replacement kit for the Eljer faucet and a few basic skills. If you know how to use a screwdriver or a pair of pliers, you already have most of the knowledge necessary to do it right.

Things You'll Need

  • Allen wrench
  • Eljer cartridge replacement kit

Shut the valves to the main water line, located near the water heater.

Loosen and remove the screw under the lever on the Eljer shower faucet with an Allen wrench. Pull off the handle by sliding it back off the cartridge stem, which protrudes from the escutcheon cap.

Take off the escutcheon cap set and escutcheon (shower faucet trim) by removing the screws in the side of the trim. The cartridge is located under this part.

Take out the screws in the cartridge with a screwdriver and slide the cartridge out by gripping the stem and pulling gently. If stuck, grip the stem with pliers and twist it side to side; then, remove.

Insert the new cartridge into the fixation ring by lining it up properly so the grooves match and pushing it into place. Insert and tighten the screws.

Replace the escutcheon trim and cap and tighten the screws. Slide the handle on and insert and tighten the handle screw with the Allen wrench.

Related Searches

References

Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

You May Also Like

  • How to Replace an Old Eljer Shower Valve

    Where there are moving parts in a bath or shower assembly, there are parts that will eventually be worn to the point...

  • How to Rebuild Eljer Faucets

    Eljer is a reliable brand that produces a number of different bathroom fixtures and accessories. Rebuilding an Eljer faucet is not common...

  • How to Repair an Eljer Shower Faucet

    Repairing a Eljer shower faucet is a DIY job, one that certainly doesn't need a plumber. Most likely the stem within the...

  • How to Repair an Old Shower Faucet

    Old plumbing fixtures, such as shower faucets, were built of sturdy materials and can sometimes last longer than their newer counterparts. Repairing...

  • How to Fix an Eljer Bathtub Faucet Leak

    Your Eljer bathtub faucet uses a single handle with a cartridge to control water flow and temperature. Even under normal use, the...

  • Eljer Lavatory Faucet Repair

    Eljer makes a line of lavatory faucets for the bath. These faucets all have a cartridge system to control hot and cold...

  • How to Repair a Tub-and-Shower Valve

    You repair a two-handled shower valve just as you would a compression or cartridge faucet in a sink (see <a href="http://www.ehow.com/how_117402_fix-faucet.html">How to...

Related Searches

Check It Out

22 DIY Ways to Update Your Home on a Small Budget

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!